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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English commaunder, comaunder, borrowed from Old French cumandeur, comandëor, from comander. See command.

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NounEdit

commander (plural commanders)

  1. One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
  2. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
  3. One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
  4. A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.
  5. (obsolete) The chief officer of a commandry.
  6. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.
  7. A rank within an honorary order: e.g. Commander of the Legion of Honour.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French comander, from Vulgar Latin *commandāre, from Latin commendāre, present active infinitive of commendō.

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VerbEdit

commander

  1. to order (tell someone to do something)
  2. to order (ask for a product)

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