from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The commanding officer of a military organization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A commanding officer, usually of a specific force or division.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A commander; especially, a commanding officer of a fortified town or garrison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an officer in command of a military unit


French, from present participle of commander, to command, from Old French comander; see command.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French commandant or Italian and Spanish comandante. (Wiktionary)


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