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Meaning of COMMANDER

Pronunciation:  ku'mandur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an officer in the airforce
  2. [n]  someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
  3. [n]  a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
  4. [n]  an officer in command of a military unit

COMMANDER is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: air force officer, commandant, commanding officer
 See Also: commander in chief, commissioned naval officer, generalissimo, leader, man, military man, military officer, military personnel, officer, serviceman, wing commander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*mand"er\, n. [Cf. F. commandeur. Cf. {Commodore},
1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the
   chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

         A leader and commander to the people. --Is. lv. 4.

2. (Navy) An officer who ranks next below a captain, --
   ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.

3. The chief officer of a commandery.

4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail
   lofts, etc.

{Commander in chief}, the military title of the officer who
   has supreme command of the land or naval forces or the
   united forces of a nation or state; a generalissimo. The
   President is commander in chief of the army and navy of
   the United States.

Syn: See {Chief}.

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