What does Commando mean?

Definitions for Commando
kəˈmæn doʊ, -ˈmɑn-Com·man·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commando, rangernoun

    a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids

  2. commandonoun

    an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory

GCIDE

  1. Commandonoun

    a usually small military unit trained to perform special missions, often behind enemy lines, and usually employing hit-and-run tactics. Such units often have the destruction of fixed targets, such as enemy installations, as their mission, in contrast to normal combat units which engage the enemy army directly.

    Etymology: [D. See Command, v. t.]

  2. Commandonoun

    a member of a commando unit.

    Etymology: [D. See Command, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. commandonoun

    A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas

  2. commandonoun

    A commando trooper

  3. commandonoun

    An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops

Wikipedia

  1. Commando

    A commando (etymologically derives from Latin commandare, to command) is a combatant, or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force using dedicated operation techniques. Originally "a commando" was a type of combat unit, as opposed to an individual in that unit. In other languages, commando and kommando denote a "command", including the sense of a military or an elite special operations unit. In the militaries and governments of most countries, commandos are distinctive in that they specialize in unconventional assault on high-value targets. However, the term commando is sometimes used in relation to other units carrying out such tasks, including some civilian police units. Commandos differ from other types of special forces in that they primarily operate in overt combat, front-line reconnaissance and raiding, rather than long range reconnaissance and unconventional warfare. In English, to distinguish between an individual commando and a commando unit, the unit is occasionally capitalized.

Freebase

  1. Commando

    Commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations forces often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling. Originally "a commando" was a type of combat unit, as opposed to an individual in that unit. In other languages, commando and kommando denote a "command", including the sense of a military or an elite special operations unit. In the militaries and governments of most countries, commandos are distinctive in that they specialize in assault on unconventional high-value targets. However, the term commando is sometimes used in relation to units carrying out the latter tasks. In English, occasionally to distinguish between an individual commando and the unit Commando, the unit is capitalized.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commando in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commando in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Commando in a Sentence

  1. Ahmed Ibrahim:

    We understand al Shabaab ambushed the Somali military commando trainees and captured two military pickup trucks, it is too early to know what the casualties are because fighting is still going on in the jungle.

  2. Police Chief Leon Charles:

    They are dangerous individuals, i’m talking commando, specialized commando.

  3. Zabihullah Mujahid:

    Our fighters killed a U.S. force member and injured an Afghan commando.

  4. Mathias Pierre:

    It was a full, well-equipped commando, with more than six cars and a lot of equipment.

  5. Austin Miller:

    I'm one of the General Austin Miller military officers who's had the opportunity to speak with the The Taliban, and I've told them... it's important that the military sides set the conditions for a peaceful and political settlement in Afghanistan. However, the civilians in Dawlat Abad who spoke to CNN seemed wary of the The Taliban and their intentions once foreigners leave.Several told The Taliban had quickly introduced new rules after taking over the area. Girls could no longer go to school and women could not go to the market unless accompanied by a man. One witness to the commando shooting said :.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. allogamy
    • B. chin-wag
    • C. congius
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