commanding


com·mand·ing

adjective \kə-ˈman-diŋ\

: having a powerful or important quality that attracts attention, respect, etc.

: very likely to result in victory in a race, competition, etc.

: allowing you to see an area very well

Full Definition of COMMANDING

1
:  drawing attention or priority <a commanding presence>
2
:  difficult to overcome <a commanding lead>
com·mand·ing·ly \-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of COMMANDING

  1. He has a very commanding voice.
  2. She holds a commanding lead in the polls.
  3. Our team was in a commanding position as the game neared its end.
  4. The castle is in a commanding position at the top of the hill.
  5. The hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.

First Known Use of COMMANDING

1591

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