Definition of commanding
1 : drawing attention or priority a commanding presence
2 : difficult to overcome a commanding lead
commandinglyplay \-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of commanding in a sentence
He has a very commanding voice.
She holds a commanding lead in the polls.
Our team was in a commanding position as the game neared its end.
The castle is in a commanding position at the top of the hill.
The hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.
First Known Use of commanding
COMMANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commanding for English Language Learners
: 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
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