What does commando mean?

Definitions for commando
kəˈmæn doʊ, -ˈmɑn-com·man·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commando, ranger(noun)

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

  2. commando(noun)

    an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory


  1. Commando(n.)

    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. Commando(n.)

    a member of a commando unit.

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


  1. commando(Noun)

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

  2. commando(Noun)

    A commando trooper

  3. commando(Noun)

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


  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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  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. Melissa Goist:

    If a woman is having vaginal problems, discharge, or pain then often sleeping commando is encouraged.

  3. Rajan Kohli:

    This unit is like a commando force. You don't need an army for this.

  4. Zabihullah Mujahid:

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

Images & Illustrations of commando

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