[kuh-man-ding, -mahn-] /kəˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-/
being in :
a commanding officer.
appreciably superior or imposing; winning; sizable:
a commanding position; a commanding lead in the final period.
having the air, tone, etc., of ; imposing; authoritative:
a man of commanding appearance; a commanding voice.
dominating by position, usually elevation; overlooking:
a commanding bluff at the mouth of the river.
(of a view, or prospect) provided by a commanding location and so permitting dominance:
a commanding view of the mouth of the river.
adjective (usually prenominal)
being in command
having the air of authority: a commanding voice
(of a position, situation, etc) exerting control
(of a height, viewpoint, etc) overlooking; advantageous
late 15c. (in astronomy), present participle adjective from command (v.). Meaning “nobly dignified” is from 1590s. Meaning “dominant by virtue of size or position” is from 1630s. Related: Commandingly (mid-15c.).
noun 1. Army. a commander of any rank from second lieutenant to colonel. noun 1. an officer in command of a military unit
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