high command


: the supreme headquarters of a military force
: the highest leaders in an organization

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hopefully, this possibility is something the Russian high command fully recognizes. From Cnn Opinion, CNN, 28 Sep. 2022 After February’s bungled initial invasion, which saw Russian troops on the outskirts of Kharkiv, a city of more than a million, the Russian high command retrenched in the face of its embarrassing failures and horrifying combat losses. The Editors, National Review, 15 Sep. 2022 Ukraine’s military high command said Monday that Russian occupation forces in Kherson had imposed a ban on the movement of all local residents. Marc Santora, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2022 Ukraine's military high command said Monday that Russian forces had banned movement by local residents in the occupied Kherson region. Harold Maass, The Week, 5 Sep. 2022 The Ukrainian military high command said that Moscow was continuing to add men and armor in the fight to capture Lysychansk and finish off the Ukrainian resistance in nearby Sievierodonetsk. New York Times, 23 June 2022 Just one year later, The New York Times reported that Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, chief of naval operations, rebuked the Navy’s high command for failing to take action against racial discrimination. Arturo Conde, NBC News, 24 May 2022 That is, assuming the high command ordered the strike. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 Also unknown is how many fighters remain inside the Azovstal plant, with commanders now under orders from the army’s high command to save the lives of their personnel instead of pressing on with their defense. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high command was in 1917

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“High command.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20command. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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