AskDefine | Define command

Dictionary Definition

command

Noun

1 an authoritative direction or instruction to do something [syn: bid, bidding, dictation]
2 a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
3 the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
4 availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
5 a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
6 great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French" [syn: control, mastery]
7 (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program [syn: instruction, statement, program line]

Verb

1 be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
2 make someone do something [syn: require, compel]
3 demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
4 look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn: dominate, overlook, overtop]
5 exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" [syn: control]

Extensive Definition

Command may refer to:
command in German: Befehl
command in Spanish: Comando
command in French: Commande
command in Japanese: 命令
command in Portuguese: Comando

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