Complete Definition of "command"

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English

rank|considerable|private|dinner|769|command|etc.|broke|waiting

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/kəˈmɑːnd/
(General American|US) IPA|/kəˈmænd/
audio|en-us-command.ogg|Audio (US)
Hyphenation: com·mand

Etymology
From OF. comander (French: commander), from VL. *commandare, from L. commandare (prefix|com|mandare).

Noun
en-noun

  1. An order, a compelling task given to an inferior or a machine.
  2. Unit of military personnel.
  3. baseball The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.

#: He's got good command tonight.

Translations

trans-top|order
Czech: příkaz m, rozkaz m
Finnish: käsky, komento
German: Befehl m, Kommando n
trans-mid
Hebrew: פקודה (pquda) f
Kurdish: KUchar|فه‌رمان
Polish: rozkaz m
Dutch: bevelen
Telugu: ఆజ్ఞ (aajna)
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trans-top|unit of military personnel
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trans-top|in baseball
trans-mid
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to be checked
ttbc|Spanish mando m

Verb
en-verb

  1. To order, to compel an inferior or a machine to do something.
  2. To hold, to control the use of

#:The fort commanded the bay.

Translations

trans-top|to order
Czech: přikázat, nařídit, rozkázat
Finnish: käskeä, komentaa
German: befehlen, kommandieren
trans-mid
Latin: imperare
Old English: gebannan|Ä¡ebannan
Telugu: ఆజ్ఞాపించు (aajnaapinchu)
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trans-top|to hold, to control
Finnish: pitää hallussa-nsa|an, hallita
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Derived terms
commandeer
commander
commandment

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