Definition of Commanding

1. Adjective. Used of a height or viewpoint. "The balcony overlooking the ballroom"

Exact synonyms: Dominating, Overlooking
Similar to: High



Definition of Commanding

1. a. Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer.

Definition of Commanding

1. Verb. Present participle of ''to command''. ¹

2. Adjective. tending to give commands, authoritarian ¹

3. Adjective. impressively dominant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commanding

1. command [v] - See also: command

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commanding

commandeers
commander
commander-in-chief
commander in chief
commanderess
commanderesses
commanderies
commanderless
commanders
commanders in chief
commandership
commanderships
commandery
commandest
commandeth
commanding (current term)
commanding officer
commandingly
commandingness
commandment
commandments
commando
commando operation
commando procedure
commandoes
commandos
commandress
commandresses
commandries
commandry

Literary usage of Commanding

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1. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"... where that number can be convened without manifest injury to the service;" and that "any general officer commanding an army, or colonel commanding a ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1903)
"TO THE OFFICER commanding THE NAVAL FORCE OF HIS MOST CHRISTIAN MAJESTY ON THE ... The communication between yourself and the commanding officer on shore, ..."

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