: an order given
- The command was to hold fire.
- a dog trained to attack on command [=in response to a command]
: a signal that actuates a device (such as a control mechanism in a spacecraft or one step in a computer)
: the activation of a device by means of such a signal
: a line of code (see 1code 5) instructing a computer to send such a signal
: the ability to control : mastery
- She was in command of her emotions.
: the authority or right to command
: the power to dominate
- The fort has command of the valley.
: scope of vision
- The tower provides a wide command of the neighboring hills.
: control 1d
- a pitcher with good command of his curveball
: the act of commanding
- The troops will charge at command.
: the personnel, area, or organization under a commander;
: a unit of the U.S. Air Force higher than an air force
: a position of highest usually military authority
- He was relieved of his command after being charged with misconduct.