Origin of commander
Related Words for commanderadministrator, ruler, head, director, chief, officer, captain, commandant, don, guru, exec, boss, skipper, mastermind, czar, co, kingfish, kingpin
Examples from the Web for commander
Contemporary Examples of commander
Qasem Suleimani was appointed as commander of the force in 1997.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Zaim Ali, a Peshmerga commander, said: “We have established a military plan to clear ISIS from all of areas.”Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar
December 20, 2014
This is not lost on their commander, Rama (Shani Klein), an aspiring military careerist who looks down on frivolity in wartime.‘Zero Motivation’: the Funny Side of the IDF
December 8, 2014
He was the commander of the ship when it crashed and he admits his decision to take the ship off course.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 2, 2014
At a conference in London the following week, a senior retired U.S. Air Force commander pooh-poohed counterstealth efforts.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of commander
Six months more passed, and still no tidings of the ship or its commander.Brave and Bold
He looked more like a clerk from a grocery store than the commander of an army.
Yates bade good-by to the commander, and walked with his friend out of the camp.
He was in the fight, and boarded with Decatur, but did not save his commander's life.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The commander still sat on his saddle under the beech-tree where I had left him.In the Valley
early 14c., comandur, from Old French comandeor, from comander (see command (v.)). Commander in chief attested from 1650s.