HyperDic: command

English > 12 senses of the word command:
NOUNcommunicationcommand, bid, bidding, dictationan authoritative direction or instruction to do something
groupcommanda military unit or region under the control of a single officer
attributecommandthe power or authority to command
attributecommandavailability for use
statecommanda position of highest authority
cognitioncommand, control, masterygreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
communicationcommand, instruction, statement, program line(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
VERBcommunicationcommandbe in command of
communicationcommand, requiremake someone do something
communicationcommanddemand as one's due
stativecommand, dominate, overlook, overtoplook down on
socialcommand, controlexercise authoritative control or power over
command > pronunciation
Soundskahmae'nd
Rhymesampersand ... woodland: 90 rhymes with aend...
English > command: 12 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
Synonymsbid, bidding, dictation
NarrowerbehestAn authoritative command or request
commandmentSomething that is commanded
commission, charge, directionA formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
countermandA contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
injunctionA formal command or admonition
open sesameA magical command
order(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishdictado, orden
Catalandictat, ordre
Verbscommandmake someone do something
English > command: 12 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA military unit or region under the control of a single officer.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowerAir Combat Command, ACCA command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force
Air Force Space Command, AFSPCA command of the United States Air Force that is responsible / responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
Broadermilitary unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
Verbscommandbe in command of
English > command: 12 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe power or authority to command.
Example"an admiral in command"
Broaderauthority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-soThe power or right to give orders or make decisions
Spanishdominio
Catalandomini
Verbscommandbe in command of
commandexercise authoritative control or power over
English > command: 12 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningavailability for use.
Example"the materials at the command of the potters grew"
Broaderhandiness, accessibility, availability, availablenessThe quality of being at hand when needed
English > command: 12 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA position of highest authority.
Example"the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Verbscommandbe in command of
commandexercise authoritative control or power over
English > command: 12 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningGreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
Example"a good command of French"
Synonymscontrol, mastery
BroaderskillfulnessThe state of being cognitively skillful
Spanishcontrol, dominio
Catalancontrol, domini
English > command: 12 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaning(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program.
Synonymsinstruction, statement, program line
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Part ofprogram, programme, computer program, computer programme(computer science) a sequence / sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
NarrowercallAn instruction that interrupts the program being executed
command linecommands that a user types in order to run an application
link(computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
macro, macro instructionA single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
system errorAn instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
toggleAny instruction that works first one way and then the other
Broadercode, computer code(computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
Spanishcomando, directiva, directriz, instrucción, orden
Catalaninstrucció, ordre
English > command: 12 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe in command of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The general commanded a huge army"
Narrowergeneralcommand as a general
officerdirect or command as an officer
Broaderdominate, masterHave dominance or the power to defeat over
Spanishcomandar, mandar
Catalancomandar, manar
Nounscommandthe power or authority to command
commanda military unit or region under the control of a single officer
commanda position of highest authority
commandant, commanderan officer in command of a military unit
commandera commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
commanderan officer in the airforce
commandersomeone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
English > command: 12 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake someone do something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey command him to write the letter
Synonymrequire
Narrowercharge, saddle, burdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixcommand against
requisitionmake a formal request for official services
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
Spanishcomandar, mandar, ordenar, requerir
Catalancomandar, requerir
Nounscommandan authoritative direction or instruction to do something
commandmentsomething that is commanded
English > command: 12 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdemand as one's due.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "This speaker commands a high fee"
  • "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
Broaderdemand, exactclaim as due or just
English > command: 12 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaninglook down on.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsdominate, overlook, overtop
Narrowershadow, overshadow, dwarfmake appear small by comparison
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Spanishdominar
Catalandominar
English > command: 12 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningExercise authoritative control or power over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Command the military forces"
Synonymcontrol
Narrowercall the shots, call the tune, wear the trousersExercise authority or be in charge
charm, becharmControl by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
cornergain control over
dominate, masterHave dominance or the power to defeat over
govern, ruleExercise authority over
governdirect or strongly influence the behavior of
harness, rein in, draw rein, reinControl and direct with or as if by reins
holdtake and maintain control over, often by violent means
hold one's ownMaintain one's position and be in control of a situation
hold swayBe master
internationalize, internationaliseput under international control
manage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
monopolize, monopoliseHave and control fully and exclusively
preoccupyEngage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
presideact as president
regimentsubject to rigid discipline / discipline, order, and systematization
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
steerdirect (oneself) somewhere
Spanishcomandar, controlar, dominar, mandar
Catalancomandar, controlar, dominar, manar
Nounscommandthe power or authority to command
commanda position of highest authority
commandant, commanderan officer in command of a military unit
commandera commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
commanderan officer in the airforce
commandersomeone in an official position of authority who can command or control others

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