commander

[ kuh-man-der, -mahn- ]
/ kəˈmæn dər, -ˈmɑn- /

noun


Nearby words

  1. command performance,
  2. command post,
  3. command-driven,
  4. commandant,
  5. commandeer,
  6. commander in chief,
  7. commander islands,
  8. commander-in-chief,
  9. commandery,
  10. commanding

Origin of commander

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French comandere, equivalent to comand(er) to command + -ere < Latin -ātōr- -ator

Related formscom·mand·er·ship, nounsub·com·mand·er, nounsub·com·mand·er·ship, nounun·der·com·mand·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for commander

commander

/ (kəˈmɑːndə) /

noun

Derived Formscommandership, noun

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Word Origin and History for commander

commander

n.

early 14c., comandur, from Old French comandeor, from comander (see command (v.)). Commander in chief attested from 1650s.

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