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, commandernoun

    an officer in command of a military unit

  2. commandernoun

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

  3. commandernoun

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

  4. air force officer, commandernoun

    an officer in the airforce

Wiktionary

  1. commandernoun

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

  2. commandernoun

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

  3. commandernoun

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

  4. commandernoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commandernoun

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

  2. Commandernoun

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

  3. Commandernoun

    the chief officer of a commandery

  4. Commandernoun

    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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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Marco Rubio:

    If you don't know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander and chief, this should be part of the reason why you are running because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it.

  2. Leader McConnell:

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's delayed this so the architects of the failed House process can reach over into the The Senate and dictate our process as well, house Democrats are treating impeachment like a political toy — like a political toy, treating their own effort to remove our commander-in-chief like a frivolous game.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I would note that Donald's record does not match what he says as a candidate, i think in terms of a commander in chief, we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed to tweet in a frantic response to the latest polls.

  4. Adam Hollier:

    The president is commander in chief, and having someone who knows what it's like to be deployed, to have served, making the decision on sending your kids into conflict, means a lot.

  5. The State Department:

    In the last several days, the State Department received from the Department of Defense and the State Inspector General several copies of one email chain between former Secretary Clinton and then Commander of US Central Command David Petraeus which were not previously in the possession of the Department.

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