commander

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noun com·mand·er \kə-ˈman-dər\

Definition of commander

  1. 1 :  one in an official position of command or control: as a :  commanding officer b :  the presiding officer of a society or organization

  2. 2 :  a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant commander and below a captain

commandership

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Examples of commander in a sentence

  1. <a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired>

  2. <the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise>

14th Century

First Known Use of commander

14th century


COMMANDER Defined for English Language Learners

commander

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noun com·mand·er \kə-ˈman-dər\

Definition of commander for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is in charge of a group of people

  • : an officer of high rank in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, or the British Royal Navy


COMMANDER Defined for Kids

commander

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noun com·mand·er \kə-ˈman-dər\

Definition of commander for Students

  1. :  a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant and below a captain



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