command


command
com|mand1 W2 [kəˈma:nd US kəˈmænd] n
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1¦(control)¦
2¦(order)¦
3¦(computer)¦
4 command of something
5¦(military)¦
6 at your command
7 be in command of yourself
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1.) ¦(CONTROL)¦[U]
the control of a group of people or a situation
under sb's command
troops under the command of General Roberts
in command (of sth)
Lieutenant Peters was now in command.
He felt fully in command of the situation .
take command (of sth)
(=begin controlling a group or situation and making decisions)
The fire officer took command, ordering everyone to leave the building.
at sb's command
Each congressman has a large staff at his command (=available to be used) .
By 1944, Fletcher had command of a B-17 bomber and a 10 man crew.
2.) ¦(ORDER)¦
an order that should be obeyed
Shoot when I give the command .
3.) ¦(COMPUTER)¦
an instruction to a computer to do something
4.) command of sth
knowledge of something, especially a language, or ability to use something
(have a) good/excellent/poor etc command of sth
He's studied in the US and has a good command of English.
5.) ¦(MILITARY)¦ [C also + plural verb British English]
a) a part of an army, navy etc that is controlled separately and has a particular job
pilots of the Southern Air Command
b) a group of officers or officials who give orders
the Army High Command
c) the group of soldiers that an officer is in control of
6.) at your command
if you have a particular skill at your command, you are able to use that skill well and easily
a pianist with the keys at his command
7.) be in command of yourself
to be able to control your emotions and thoughts
Kathleen walked in, tall, slim, confident and in total command of herself.
command 2
command2 v
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1¦(order)¦
2¦(lead the military)¦
3¦(deserve and get)¦
4¦(control)¦
5¦(view)¦
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[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: comander, from Vulgar Latin commandare, from Latin commendare ( COMMEND); influenced by Latin mandare 'to order']
1.) ¦(ORDER)¦ [I and T]
to tell someone officially to do something, especially if you are a military leader, a king etc
command sb to do sth
Captain Picard commanded the crew to report to the main deck.
command that
The General commanded that the regiment attack at once.
2.) ¦(LEAD THE MILITARY)¦ [I and T]
to be responsible for giving orders to a group of people in the army, navy etc
→↑commander
He commands the 4th Battalion.
3.) ¦(DESERVE AND GET)¦ [T]
to get something such as respect or attention because you do something well or are important or popular
command respect/attention/support etc
Philip was a remarkable teacher, able to command instant respect.
command a high fee/wage/price etc
Which graduates command the highest salaries?
4.) ¦(CONTROL)¦ [T]
to control something
The party that commands a majority of seats in Parliament forms the government.
5.) ¦(VIEW)¦ [T]
if a place commands a view, you can see something clearly from it
The Ramses Hilton commands a magnificent view of Cairo.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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