from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The commanding officer of a military organization.
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- 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
Obviously the commandant is concerned with the good of the service.
The French term commandant answers to an English major, and he will therefore in future be termed Major Tempe.
Gary DuMornay, the principal of Kappa 6 - who is known as the "commandant" at this military-style middle school - said that the grant money would mainly be used to improve the students' reading ability.
Within the wide area of responsibility (termed the commandant's area), the OPFOR creates specific sectors extending 100 km along a march route, with several traffic control posts deployed at the aforementioned critical locations.
He was twenty-one then, already known as commandant material with a great career ahead of him, marriage ahead, a year or so ahead ...
He was twenty-one then, already known as commandant material with a great career ahead of him, marriage ahead, a year or so ahead …
The commandant was a man of medium size, fairly handsome in person and features, and apparently about twenty-eight years of age.
The commandant was a tall, doddery, antediluvian Prussian colonel, with long grey moustaches, the very image of the Monkey Brand advertisement, only perhaps not quite so good looking.
"Dick Hamilton!" called the commandant, and our hero stepped forward for his first airship flight.
The commandant was a spare, black-bearded man, whose uniform of horizon blue gave one rather the impression that it had been made by a dressmaker, but on the left breast was a little strip of crimson and green ribbon, showing that he had won the Military Cross during the war.