com|mand|ing [kəˈma:ndıŋ US kəˈmæn-] adj
1.) [only before noun]
having the authority or position that allows you to give orders
a commanding officer
2.) having the confidence to make people respect and obey you - used to show approval
Papa's commanding presence
3.) a commanding view or position is one from which you can clearly see a long way
4.) being in a position from which you are likely to win a race or competition easily
a commanding lead

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.