Nearby words

  1. comma position,
  2. comma splice,
  3. commack,
  4. commager,
  5. commager, henry steele,
  6. command car,
  7. command economy,
  8. command guidance,
  9. command language,
  10. command module

Origin of command

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English coma(u)nden < Anglo-French com(m)a(u)nder, Old French comander < Medieval Latin commandāre, equivalent to Latin com- com- + mandāre to entrust, order (cf. commend); (noun) late Middle English comma(u)nde < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

1, 7. obey.

Related formscommand·a·ble, adjectivepre·com·mand, noun, verbun·com·mand·ed, adjectivewell-com·mand·ed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See direct. 3. See rule. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for uncommanded


/ (kəˈmɑːnd) /



Word Origin for command

C13: from Old French commander, from Latin com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust, enjoin, command


/ (kəˈmɑːnd) /


any of the three main branches of the Canadian military forcesAir Command
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Word Origin and History for uncommanded
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Idioms and Phrases with uncommanded


In addition to the idiom beginning with command

  • command performance

also see:

  • have a good command
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