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NOUN (7)

1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something;
[syn: command, bid, bidding, dictation]

2. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer;

3. the power or authority to command;
- Example: "an admiral in command"

4. availability for use;
- Example: "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

5. a position of highest authority;
- Example: "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

6. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;
- Example: "a good command of French"
[syn: command, control, mastery]

7. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program;
[syn: instruction, command, statement, program line]


VERB (5)

1. be in command of;
- Example: "The general commanded a huge army"

2. make someone do something;
[syn: command, require]

3. demand as one's due;
- Example: "This speaker commands a high fee"
- Example: "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

4. look down on;
- Example: "The villa dominates the town"
[syn: dominate, command, overlook, overtop]

5. exercise authoritative control or power over;
- Example: "control the budget"
- Example: "Command the military forces"
[syn: control, command]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Command \Com*mand"\ (?; 61), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Commanding.] [OE. comaunden, commanden, OF. comander, F. commander, fr. L. com- + mandare to commit to, to command. Cf. Commend, Mandate.] 1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge. [1913 Webster] We are commanded to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Go to your mistress: Say, I command her come to me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead. [1913 Webster] Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Such aid as I can spare you shall command. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook. [1913 Webster] Bridges commanded by a fortified house. --Motley. [1913 Webster] Up to the eastern tower, Whose height commands as subject all the vale. --Shak. [1913 Webster] One side commands a view of the finest garden. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] 'Tis not in mortals to command success. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 5. To direct to come; to bestow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will command my blessing upon you. --Lev. xxv. 21. Syn: To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule; overlook. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Command \Com*mand"\, v. i. 1. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders. [1913 Webster] And reigned, commanding in his monarchy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] For the king had so commanded concerning [Haman]. --Esth. iii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To have a view, as from a superior position. [1913 Webster] Far and wide his eye commands. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Command \Com*mand"\, n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster] Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The possession or exercise of authority. [1913 Webster] Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. [1913 Webster] 4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. [1913 Webster] The steepy stand Which overlooks the vale with wide command. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. [1913 Webster] He assumed an absolute command over his readers. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] Word of command (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, aim; fire; shoulder arms, etc. Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See Direction. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

command n 1: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something [syn: command, bid, bidding, dictation] 2: a military unit or region under the control of a single officer 3: the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command" 4: availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew" 5: a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command" 6: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French" [syn: command, control, mastery] 7: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program [syn: instruction, command, statement, program line] v 1: be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army" 2: make someone do something [syn: command, require] 3: demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers" 4: look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn: dominate, command, overlook, overtop] 5: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" [syn: control, command]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

417 Moby Thesaurus words for "command": ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, ability, acme, address, adeptness, administer, administrate, administration, adroitness, airmanship, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, animus, aplomb, appetence, appetency, appetite, apprehension, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, ask, assembler, assurance, attract, authority, authorization, be enfeoffed of, be expert in, be learned in, be master, be master of, be possessed of, be responsible for, be seized of, be up on, be well-informed, be-all and end-all, behest, bestraddle, bestride, bid, bidding, binary digit, binary scale, binary system, bit, blue ribbon, boast, bravura, brilliance, bug, byte, call on, call the signals, call upon, canon, capability, capacity, captain, carry on, chair, championship, charge, choice, choose, choose to, claim, clairvoyance, claws, clear, cleverness, clutches, coerce, command pulses, commands, commission, compel, competence, compiler, comprehension, computer code, computer language, computer program, conation, conatus, conception, conceptualization, conduct, confidence, constrain, control, control signals, controlled quantity, coordination, correcting signals, craft, craftsmanship, cunning, data, decide, decision, declare, decree, deftness, demand, desire, determination, determine, devoir, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, dictate, diplomacy, direct, direction, directive, directorship, discipline, discretion, disposition, dominate, domination, dominion, draw on, duty, earn, effectiveness, efficiency, empery, empire, engineer, enjoin, enjoy, error, error signals, exact, expertise, expertism, expertness, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight, facility, fancy, feedback pulses, feedback signals, field of view, field of vision, fill, film data, finesse, first place, first prize, force, foreknowledge, free choice, free will, give an order, give the word, govern, governance, government, grace, grasp, grip, gripe, guidance, hand, handiness, handle, handling, hands, have, have and hold, have down pat, have in hand, have it taped, have tenure of, head, head up, headship, hegemony, height, helm, hexadecimal system, highest, hold, horizon, horsemanship, husbandry, ideation, imperium, inclination, influence, information, ingeniousness, ingenuity, injunction, input data, input quantity, instruct, instruction, instructions, intellection, intelligence, intention, iron hand, issue a command, issue a writ, jurisdiction, ken, kingship, knack, know backwards, know by heart, know damn well, know inside out, know the ropes, know the score, know well, know-how, lad, law, lead, lead on, leadership, leading, liking, limit of vision, line of sight, look down upon, lordship, lust, machine language, make the rules, manage, management, managery, managing, mandate, maneuver, manipulate, manipulation, marksmanship, master, mastermind, mastership, mastery, maximum, mental grasp, message, might, mind, most, multiple messages, naked eye, ne plus ultra, new high, noise, numeric data, objective, obligation, oblige, occupy, octal system, officer, ordain, order, order about, ordering, ordinance, oscillograph data, outlook, outlook over, output data, output quantity, outtop, overarch, overlook, overshadow, oversight, overtop, palms, paramountcy, passion, perspective, pilotage, play, pleasure, poise, polar data, possess, power, practical ability, precept, precognition, prehension, prescribe, prescript, prescription, preside over, presidency, primacy, proclaim, proficiency, promulgate, pronounce, prospect, prowess, pull the strings, punch-card data, quarterback, quickness, raj, random data, range, readiness, record, rectangular data, reference quantity, regnancy, regulate, regulation, reign, reins of government, request, require, resolution, resolve, resource, resourcefulness, responsibility, rise above, rule, ruly English, run, running, savoir-faire, savvy, say, say the word, scan, scope, scope of vision, seamanship, see fit, sexual desire, sight, sightliness, signals, single messages, skill, skillfulness, skipper, sovereignty, squat, squat on, stand over, statute, steerage, steering, stewardship, strings, style, summon, supervise, supremacy, surmount, survey, sway, tact, tactfulness, take command, take the lead, talons, teaching, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, tell, the conn, the helm, the wheel, think fit, think good, think proper, timing, top, top spot, tower above, tower over, understanding, unorganized data, usucapt, velleity, view, virtuosity, visible-speech data, vista, volition, warn, wield authority, will, will power, wisdom, wish, wit, wizardry, word, workmanship, zenith
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

command A character string which tells a program to perform a specific action. Most commands take arguments which either modify the action performed or supply it with input. Commands may be typed by the user or read from a file by a command interpreter. It is also common to refer to menu items as commands. (1997-06-21)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COMMAND. This word has several meanings. 1. It signifies an order; an apprentice is bound to obey the lawful command of his master; a constable may command rioters to keep the peace. 2. He who commands another to do an unlawful act, is accessary to it. 3 Inst. 51, 57; 2 Inst. 182; 1 Hayw. 3. Command is also equivalent to deputation or voluntary substitution; as, when a master employs one to do a thing, he is said to have Commanded him to do it; and he is responsible accordingly. Story Ag. Sec. 454, note.