Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

commander

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of commander

  1. 1 one in official command especially of a military force or base <a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired> Synonyms captain, commandant, commanding officer Related Words commissioned officer, field officer Phrases commander in chief

  2. 2 a person in overall command of a ship <the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise> Synonyms captain, skip, skipperRelated Words sea captain; master, pilot; commanding officer; admiral, commodore, vice admiral; mate, officerNear Antonyms crew, crewman, crewmate





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up commander? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt maudlin oily angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ