[kə'mɑːnd] or [kə'mænd]
(noun.) availability for use; 'the materials at the command of the potters grew'.
(noun.) the power or authority to command; 'an admiral in command'.
(noun.) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; 'a good command of French'.
(noun.) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
(noun.) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer.
(noun.) a position of highest authority; 'the corporation has just undergone a change in command'.
(verb.) make someone do something.
(verb.) be in command of; 'The general commanded a huge army'.
(verb.) demand as one's due; 'This speaker commands a high fee'; 'The author commands a fair hearing from his readers'.
(v. t.) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
(v. t.) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
(v. t.) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
(v. t.) To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
(v. t.) To direct to come; to bestow.
(v. i.) To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
(v. i.) To have a view, as from a superior position.
(n.) An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
(n.) The possession or exercise of authority.
(n.) Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
(n.) Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
(n.) Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
(n.) A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.
v. a. . Order, direct, bid, charge, require, enjoin.. Rule, govern, sway, control, lead, preside over.. Claim, challenge.. Overlook, have under range of vision.
v. n. Govern, rule, exercise authority, have control, take the lead, rule the roost.
n. . Order, direction, injunction, mandate, behest, bidding, charge, requisition, commandment, word of command.. Rule, sway, authority, power, dominion, government, control, ascendancy, supremacy.
SYN:Order, direct, instruct, charge, bid, enjoin
ANT:Supplicate, entreat, persuade, beg, petition, suggest, represent
v.t. to order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: (Shak.) to demand: to cause to act: (Shak.) to exact: to have within sight influence or control.—v.i. to have chief authority: to govern.—n. an order: authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.—ns. Commandant′ an officer who has the command of a place or of a body of troops Commandant′ship.—v.t. Commandeer′ to compel to military service.—ns. Command′er one who commands: an officer in the navy next in rank under a captain; Command′er-in-chief the highest staff appointment in the British army: the officer in supreme command of an army or of the entire forces of the state; Command′ership; Command′ery the district under a commander specially used in connection with the Templars the Hospitallers and other religious orders.—adj. Command′ing fitted to impress or control.—adv. Command′ingly.—n. Command′ment a command: a precept.—Commander of the Faithful a title of the caliphs.—At Command available for use; On command under orders.—Ten Commandments the ten Mosaic laws: (slang) the ten finger-nails used by women in fighting.
To dream of being commanded, denotes that you will be humbled in some way by your associates for scorn shown your superiors. To dream of giving a command, you will have some honor conferred upon you. If this is done in a tyrannical or boastful way disappointments will follow.
- It would be better to have the garrisons engaged there added to Butler's command. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Sheridan was telegraphed for that day, and on his arrival was assigned to the command of the cavalry corps with the Army of the Potomac. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Floyd turned over the command to Pillow, who declined it. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- General Hurlbut with the 16th corps was left in command. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Colonel Zachary Taylor--a brigadier-general by brevet--was therefore left in command. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Nay, pardon me, he replied; I have no right to command or reproach; but my life hangs on your departure and speedy return. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Hancock should hold his command in readiness to follow as soon as the way is clear for him. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- You understand who commands here? 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Hancock sent a brigade to clear his front of all remnants that might be left of Longstreet's or Hill's commands. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Traitor of Bois-Guilbert, it is Ivanhoe commands thee! 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- He commands this fleet which has been searching for her since. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- But here no one commands but me, the other said sullenly. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Speak your commands, said Cedric, with suppressed emotion. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Xodar, Dator of the First Born of Barsoom, is accustomed to give commands, not to receive them, replied the black pirate. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Thus the enemy, with a vastly superior force, was strongly fortified to the east, south, and west, and commanded the river below. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- He was brave and conscientious, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Garland, of the 4th infantry, was the brigade commander, and on this occasion commanded the entire marching force. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- I was going on to more particulars, when my master commanded me silence. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- Lee had ordered Hill's corps--now commanded by Early--to move by the very road we had marched upon. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- At all events, soon after light on the 1st of June Anderson, who commanded the corps on Lee's left, was seen moving along Warren's front. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- It is true that the tower commanded a pretty view by land and water, but Colonel Sellers himself might have projected this enterprise as a possible source of steady income. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The capture was a disgraceful one to the officer commanding but not to the troops under him. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- BURNSIDE, Commanding 9th Army Corps. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Harris,' said Mr. Tuckle, in a commanding tone. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- A commanding general cannot base his actions upon either absolute certainty or absolute ignorance. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- SHERMAN, Commanding Mill Division of the Mississippi. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- By seven o'clock the whole of Smith's force was ferried over and in possession of a height commanding the ferry. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Please start it, Mr. Brooke, said Kate, with a commanding air, which surprised Meg, who treated the tutor with as much respect as any other gentleman. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.