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1. used of a height or viewpoint;
- Example: "a commanding view of the ocean"
- Example: "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"
- Example: "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
[syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]

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:

Commanding \Com*mand"ing\, a. 1. Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence. [1913 Webster] 3. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position. Syn: Authoritative; imperative; imperious. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

commanding adj 1: used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom" [syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "commanding": absolute, ascendant, at the head, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, boss, chief, clothed with authority, compelling, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, decretal, decretive, decretory, dictating, directing, directive, directorial, directory, dominant, duly constituted, eminent, empowered, ex officio, general, governing, great, guiding, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, imperative, important, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, influential, instructive, jussive, leading, managerial, managing, mandating, master, mighty, momentous, monocratic, obligating, official, paramount, peremptory, potent, powerful, preceptive, predominant, predominate, preeminent, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prescriptive, prestigious, prevalent, prominent, puissant, ranking, regnant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning, ruling, senior, sovereign, substantial, superior, supreme, totalitarian, weighty