1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Definition categories: communication
2. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
3. the power or authority to command
- an admiral in command
4. availability for use
- the materials at the command of the potters grew
5. a position of highest authority
- the corporation has just undergone a change in command
6. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
- a good command of French
7. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
Sentences with command as a noun:
- I was given a command to cease shooting.
- to have command of an army
- he had command of the situation
- England has long held command of the sea
- a good command of language
- General Smith was placed in command.
- Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful. (H. Spencer, Social Statics, p. 180)
- He's got good command tonight.
1. be in command of
- The general commanded a huge army
2. make someone do something
Similar word(s): require
3. demand as one's due
- This speaker commands a high fee
- The author commands a fair hearing from his readers
4. look down on
5. exercise authoritative control or power over
- Command the military forces
Similar word(s): control
Definition categories: social
Sentences with command as a verb:
- The soldier was commanded to cease firing.
- The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.
- to command an army or a ship
- he commanded silence
- If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)
- Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)
- A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.
- Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.
- The best goods command the best price.
- This job commands a salary of £30,000.
- The fort commanded the bay.