Origin of commodore
Examples from the Web for commodore
Contemporary Examples of commodore
A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812
September 9, 2014
Examine photographs of Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon, and Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds
P. J. O’Rourke
August 9, 2014
He joined the local Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club there and by 1977 had reached the membership rank of commodore.The Billionaire and the Fugitive
Meir Doron, Joseph Gelman
July 23, 2011
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard—“the Commodore”—had a passion for all things naval.Is Scientology's Wall Cracking?
June 28, 2009
Historical Examples of commodore
The commodore commended us, and called out, "that is quick work, my lads!"
I ought to mention the kindness of the commodore to the poor of York.
Towards evening, all the light craft were doing the same, to close with the commodore.
She ought to have been near the commodore, but could not get there.
I suppose the English kept off, too, at the same time, as the commodore had expected.
Word Origin for commodore
1690s, probably via Dutch kommandeur from French commandeur, from Old French comandeor (see commander). In U.S. Navy, above a captain, below a rear-admiral.