What does Commanding mean?

Definitions for Commanding
kəˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-com·mand·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commanding, dominating, overlookingadjective

    used of a height or viewpoint

    "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"


  1. commandingverb

    Present participle of to command.

  2. commandingadjective

    tending to give commands, authoritarian

  3. commandingadjective

    impressively dominant

    A commanding structure.


  1. commanding

    Commanding refers to the act of exercising authority or control over others. It also implies exhibiting a strong presence that demands respect or attention. In a leadership role, commanding can involve giving orders or instructions to others. This term can also describe something as striking, impressive or imposing in nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commanding

    of Command

  2. Commandingadjective

    exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer

  3. Commandingadjective

    fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence

  4. Commandingadjective

    exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commanding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commanding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Commanding in a Sentence

  1. Marco Rubio:

    Bureaucrats at the VA are not commanding officers. They should never have the authority to order around our returning heroes, as soon as the VA is forced to compete with the private sector providers, it will increase the efficiency, the service and its innovation.

  2. Jeong Byung-doo:

    They demonstrated commanding spirit to the world and resolve to crush the enemy's reckless provocation through the successful combined flyover. We will further develop the relationship of cooperation to support peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.

  3. Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday:

    That's exactly why we are doing the investigation, to understand the why behind the memo, i'm speculating in my mind's eye as a former( commanding officer) of a ship years ago, as a( commanding officer) of two destroyers, try to put myself in his shoes and understand why he would have done that and i just don't have the answer to that hence my speculation on there must have been a communications breakdown, or I can envision that somewhere.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America.

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