from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having command; controlling.
- adj. Dominating, as by magnitude or position: took a commanding lead at the polls; a commanding view of the ocean.
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- v. Present participle of to command.
- adj. tending to give commands, authoritarian
- adj. impressively dominant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Exercising authority; actually in command.
- adj. Fitted to impress or control.
- adj. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Directing with authority; invested with authority; governing; bearing rule; exercising authority: as, a commanding officer.
- Of great or controlling importance; powerful; paramount: as, commanding influence.
- Dominating; overlooking a wide region without obstruction: as, a commanding eminence.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a commander, or of one born or fitted to command; characterized by great dignity; compelling respect, deference, obedience, etc.: as, a man of commanding address; commanding eloquence.
- Imperious; domineering.
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- adj. used of a height or viewpoint
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