from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To force into military service.
- transitive v. To seize for military use; confiscate.
- transitive v. To take arbitrarily or by force. See Synonyms at appropriate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To seize for military use.
- v. To force into military service.
- v. To take arbitrarily or by force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To compel to perform military service; to seize for military purposes; -- orig. used of the Boers.
- transitive v. To take arbitrary or forcible possession of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To order (the enrolled militia) into active military service: originally with reference to the late Dutch republics of South Africa, which were charged with forcing aliens also into the military service.
- To seize private property for military or other public use.
- To seize public or private property for private use, under color of military necessity or right; steal from a helpless victim.
- n. The act of commandeering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take arbitrarily or by force
Afrikaans kommandeer, from French commander, to command, from Old French comander; see command.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)