Definitions of command

  1. To have or exercise supreme authority or influence.
  2. To order or charge with authority; control; exercise supreme authority over; lead; to overlook, as from a height; to exact; to be able to obtain.
  3. To order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: to have within sight, influence, or control.
  4. To order; govern; have within sight or influence.
  5. To order with authority; require; enjoin.
  6. To have under control; be master of; overlook, as from a height; cover; guard; be able to obtain.
  7. To claim irresistibly.
  8. To act as a leader; to rule.
  9. To have chief authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.
  10. To have chief authority.
  11. look down on; " The villa dominates the town"
  12. be in command of; " The general commanded a huge army"
  13. To be in authority; rule.
  14. To order; to control; to have in power; to dominate or overlook; to enforce.
  15. To bid, order, or charge with authority; to govern or direct; to have power over; to have within the observation of the eye.
  16. availability for use; " the materials at the command of the potters grew"
  17. the power or authority to command; " an admiral in command"
  18. ( computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  19. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
  20. demand as one's due; " This speaker commands a high fee"; " The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
  21. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
  22. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
  23. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
  24. 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.
  25. To direct to come; to bestow.
  26. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
  27. To have a view, as from a superior position.
  28. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
  29. The possession or exercise of authority.
  30. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
  31. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
  32. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
  33. 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.
  34. Authority; an order or mandate; a dominating situation; power to control; a naval or military force under a certain officer.
  35. An order; behest; the thing commanded.
  36. The right to command; act of commanding; control; mastery; authority.
  37. An order; commandment.
  38. The force or district commanded.
  39. The right, power, or act of commanding; supreme power or authority; mandate or order given; the power of overlooking; a body of troops, or any naval or military force or station, under the command of a particular officer.
  40. Right, power, or authority over; an order or message with authority; a naval or military force under the authority of a particular officer.