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Commander meaning

commander - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.
  2. 2. An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.
  3. 3. The chief officer of a commandery.
  4. 4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.
  5. 5. One who has command; a naval officer.

commander - examples of usage

  1. The appearance of the commander suddenly caught Dolph's attention. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. They were satisfied with their present commander, as well they might be, for he was a good one. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. They had not really lost many men, killed or wounded, but among the killed was their commander, Major Brown, after whom the fort was now named. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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