high command

noun

Definition of high command

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

Examples of high command in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The head of the Colombian national police, Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, said President Iván Duque had ordered the high command of Colombia’s army and police to cooperate in the investigation. Evens Sanon, Time, 9 July 2021 In Tel Aviv, the generals at military high command were triumphant. New York Times, 21 May 2021 The 20 members of the student body are daughters of Nazis in Hitler’s high command. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2021 During a marathon Zoom session in May, after the campaign’s first major round of polling in the general election, Mr. Biden and his high command spent hours poring over the electoral map. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2020 Many of these hand-wringers are attention-seeking, erstwhile strategists who can’t seem to get their phone calls returned by the Biden high command. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 14 Sep. 2020 By this stage of the war, many in the Japanese military high command believed their cause was lost. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2020 As director of Number 10’s in-house think-tank, the Policy Unit, the unbeliever in question has hitherto been an obscure figure in Boris Johnson’s high command, albeit an important one. The Economist, 27 June 2020 Donovan had operations officers like Allen Dulles just as chief of station in Bern, Switzerland, sending agents into Hitler's high command, helping broker the surrender of Axis forces in Italy – today's Directorate of operations. CBS News, 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of high command

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“High command.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20command. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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high command

noun

English Language Learners Definition of high command

: the most powerful and important leaders of an organization or military force

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