What does commander mean?

Definitions for commander
kəˈmæn dər, -ˈmɑn-com·man·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word commander.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commanding officer, commandant, commander(noun)

    an officer in command of a military unit

  2. commander(noun)

    someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others

  3. commander(noun)

    a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain

  4. air force officer, commander(noun)

    an officer in the airforce

Wiktionary

  1. commander(Noun)

    One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.

  2. commander(Noun)

    A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.

  3. commander(Noun)

    One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.

  4. commander(Noun)

    A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commander(noun)

    a chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it

  2. Commander(noun)

    an officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army

  3. Commander(noun)

    the chief officer of a commandery

  4. Commander(noun)

    a heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc

Freebase

  1. Commander

    Commander is a naval rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the armed forces, particularly in police and law enforcement.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. commander

    See concept of operations.

  2. commander

    An information requirement identified by the commander as being critical to facilitating timely decision-making. The two key elements are friendly force information requirements and priority intelligence requirements. Also called CCIR. See also information; information requirements; intelligence; priority intelligence requirement.

  3. commander

    In the context of the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System level 1 planning detail for contingency planning, a developed course of action. The product for this level can be a course of action briefing, command directive, commander

  4. commander

    A process of reasoning by which a commander considers all the circumstances affecting the military situation and arrives at a decision as to a course of action to be taken to accomplish the mission. A commander

  5. commander

    A concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired end state. It may also include the commander

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. commander

    An officer in the royal navy, commanding a ship of war of under twenty guns, a sloop of war, armed ship, or bomb-vessel. He was entitled master and commander, and ranked with a major of the army: now simply termed commander, and ranking with lieutenant-colonel, but junior of that rank. The act of the commander is binding upon the interests of all under him, and he is alone responsible for costs and damages: he may act erroneously, and abandon what might have turned out good prize to himself and crew.--Commander is also the name of a large wooden mallet used specially in the sail and rigging lofts, as anything of metal would injure the ropes or canvas.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commander' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4545

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commander' in Nouns Frequency: #1609

How to pronounce commander?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commander in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of commander in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    I acted pursuant to my Constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.

  2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    Some tried to use it as an excuse to overshadow the martyrdom of our great commander Soleimani.

  3. Chuck Hagel:

    To me, it's a recognition that when a country has men and women at war who are dying -- like we do have people dying, still, in Afghanistan -- and not recognize that by going and by looking and asking questions and being part of that personally, rather than just getting reports in the morning or in the afternoon, that's a misstep, but I think it's bigger than just a misstep. I think it's a failure of an obligation -- of a basic obligation of a commander in chief. He's commander in chief of our forces and not to go to a war zone where we have men and women dying, that's just wrong.

  4. Beau Biden:

    Duty, honor, country : These are values that drive our service members, an all-voluntary outfit. President Trump has demonstrated President Trump has no sense of service ; no loyalty to any cause other than President Trump, if I have the honor to be the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I have their back, honor their sacrifice, and those that have been injured will be in military parades.

  5. State Departments:

    Mourners chant slogans against the U.S. during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( AP) In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarks that the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. His comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday( AP) SOLEIMANI FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Qassem Soleimani funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

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