commodore

See also: Commodore

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch kommandeur, from Middle French commandeur. See command, compare commend (a doublet), and mandate. .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑmədɔɹ/
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NounEdit

commodore (plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) A naval officer holding a rank between captain and rear admiral.
  2. (nautical) A (temporary) commander over a collection of ships who is not an admiral.
  3. (nautical) The leading ship in a fleet of merchantmen.
  4. (nautical) The president of a yacht club.
  5. (nautical) A yacht-club president's vessel in a regatta.
  6. (US, military, nautical) A commodore admiral.
  7. (US, military, nautical) A rear admiral (lower half).
  8. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus Parasarpa.

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The equivalent army rank is brigadier, senior colonel, brigadier general, or lowest ranking general officer grade.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch kommandeur, from Middle French commandeur; from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare, from mandō (I order, command).

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NounEdit

commodore m or f (plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) commodore, a naval military rank between captain (capitaine de vaisseau or capitaine de croiseur) and rear admiral (contre-amiral)

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