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Command

Command Meaning & Definition
Command Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Command?

[n] availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
[n] the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
[n] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
[n] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
[n] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
[n] a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
[n] a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
[v] make someone do something
[v] be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
[v] demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
[v] exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
[v] look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Command: bid | bidding | compel | control | control | dictation | dominate | instruction | mastery | overlook | overtop | program line | require | statement

Related Terms | Find terms related to Command: ability | acme | address | adeptness | administer | administrate | administration | adroitness | airmanship | ALGOL | alphabetic data | alphanumeric code | angular data | animus | aplomb | appetence | appetency | appetite | apprehension | artfulness | artisanship | artistry | ask | assembler | assurance | attract | authority | authorization | be enfeoffed of | be expert in | be learned in | be master | be master of | be possessed of | be responsible for | be seized of | be up on | be well-informed | be-all and end-all | behest | bestraddle | bestride | bid | bidding | binary digit | binary scale | binary system | bit | blue ribbon | boast | bravura | brilliance | bug | byte | call on | call the signals | call upon | canon | capability | capacity | captain | carry on | chair | championship | charge | choice | choose | choose to | claim | clairvoyance | claws | clear | cleverness | clutches | COBOL | coerce | command pulses | commands | commission | compel | competence | compiler | comprehension | computer code | computer language | computer program | conation | conatus | conception | conceptualization | conduct | confidence | constrain | control | control signals | controlled quantity | coordination | correcting signals | craft | craftsmanship | cunning | data | decide | decision | declare | decree | deftness | demand | desire | determination | determine | devoir | dexterity | dexterousness | dextrousness | dictate | diplomacy | direct | direction | directive | directorship | discipline | discretion | disposition | dominate | domination | dominion | draw on | duty | earn | effectiveness | efficiency | empery | empire | engineer | enjoin | enjoy | error | error signals | exact | expertise | expertism | expertness | eyereach | eyeshot | eyesight | facility | fancy | feedback pulses | feedback signals | field of view | field of vision | fill | film data | finesse | first place | first prize | force | foreknowledge | FORTRAN | free choice | free will | give an order | give the word | govern | governance | government | grace | grasp | grip | gripe | guidance | hand | handiness | handle | handling | hands | have | have and hold | have down pat | have in hand | have it taped | have tenure of | head | head up | headship | hegemony | height | helm | hexadecimal system | highest | hold | horizon | horsemanship | husbandry | ideation | imperium | inclination | influence | information | ingeniousness | ingenuity | injunction | input data | input quantity | instruct | instruction | instructions | intellection | intelligence | intention | iron hand | issue a command | issue a writ | jurisdiction | ken | kingship | knack | know backwards | know by heart | know damn well | know inside out | know the ropes | know the score | know well | know-how | lad | law | lead | lead on | leadership | leading | liking | limit of vision | line of sight | look down upon | lordship | lust | machine language | make the rules | manage | management | managery | managing | mandate | maneuver | manipulate | manipulation | marksmanship | master | mastermind | mastership | mastery | maximum | mental grasp | message | might | mind | most | multiple messages | naked eye | ne plus ultra | new high | noise | numeric data | objective | obligation | oblige | occupy | octal system | officer | ordain | order | order about | ordering | ordinance | oscillograph data | outlook | outlook over | output data | output quantity | outtop | overarch | overlook | overshadow | oversight | overtop | palms | paramountcy | passion | perspective | pilotage | play | pleasure | poise | polar data | possess | power | practical ability | precept | precognition | prehension | prescribe | prescript | prescription | preside over | presidency | primacy | proclaim | proficiency | promulgate | pronounce | prospect | prowess | pull the strings | punch-card data | quarterback | quickness | raj | random data | range | readiness | record | rectangular data | reference quantity | regnancy | regulate | regulation | reign | reins of government | request | require | resolution | resolve | resource | resourcefulness | responsibility | rise above | rule | ruly English | run | running | savoir-faire | savvy | say | say the word | scan | scope | scope of vision | seamanship | see fit | sexual desire | sight | sightliness | signals | single messages | skill | skillfulness | skipper | sovereignty | squat | squat on | stand over | statute | steerage | steering | stewardship | strings | style | summon | supervise | supremacy | surmount | survey | sway | tact | tactfulness | take command | take the lead | talons | teaching | technical brilliance | technical mastery | technical skill | technique | tell | the conn | the helm | the wheel | think fit | think good | think proper | timing | top | top spot | tower above | tower over | understanding | unorganized data | usucapt | velleity | view | virtuosity | visible-speech data | vista | volition | warn | wield authority | will | will power | wisdom | wish | wit | wizardry | word | workmanship | zenith

See Also | accessibility | authorisation | authority | authorization | availability | availableness | becharm | behest | burden | call | call the shots | call the tune | care | channelise | channelize | charge | charge | charm | code | command line | commandment | commission | computer code | computer program | computer programme | corner | deal | demand | direct | direction | disallow | dominance | dominate | dominate | draw rein | dwarf | enjoin | exact | forbid | force | general | govern | guide | handiness | handle | harness | head | hold | hold one's own | hold sway | injunction | interdict | internationalise | internationalize | lie | link | macro | macro instruction | manage | maneuver | manoeuvre | master | master | military force | military group | military unit | monopolise | monopolize | officer | open sesame | order | order | overshadow | point | position | preoccupy | preside | program | programme | prohibit | proscribe | regiment | rein | rein in | requisition | rule | saddle | say | say-so | shadow | skillfulness | speech act | status | steer | system error | tell | toggle | veto | wear the trousers

Command In Webster's Dictionary

\Com*mand"\ (?; 61), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commanding}.] [OE. comaunden, commanden, OF. comander, F. commander, fr. L. com- + mandare to commit to, to command. Cf. {Commend}, {Mandate}.] 1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge. We are commanded to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends. --Bacon. Go to your mistress: Say, I command her come to me. --Shak. 2. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead. Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries. --Macaulay. Such aid as I can spare you shall command. --Shak. 3. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook. Bridges commanded by a fortified house. --Motley. Up to the eastern tower, Whose height commands as subject all the vale. --Shak. One side commands a view of the finest garden. --Addison. 4. To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price. 'Tis not in mortals to command success. --Addison. 5. To direct to come; to bestow. [Obs.] I will command my blessing upon you. --Lev. xxv. 21. Syn: To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule; overlook.
\Com*mand"\, v. i. 1. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders. And reigned, commanding in his monarchy. --Shak. For the king had so commanded concerning [Haman]. --Esth. iii. 2. 2. To have a view, as from a superior position. Far and wide his eye commands. --Milton.
\Com*mand"\, n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. --Milton. 2. The possession or exercise of authority. Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion. --Locke. 3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. 4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. The steepy stand Which overlooks the vale with wide command. --Dryden. 5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. He assumed an absolute command over his readers. --Dryden. 6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer. {Word of command} (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, {aim}; {fire}; {shoulder arms}, etc. Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See {Direction}.

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