commanding

Definitions

  • "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
    "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj commanding used of a height or viewpoint "a commanding view of the ocean","looked up at the castle dominating the countryside","the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Washington taking command of the Army Washington taking command of the Army
COMMANDANT-GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA COMMANDANT-GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA
BOER COMMANDANTS READING MESSAGE FROM BRITISH OFFICERS AFTER THE BATTLE OF DUNDEE BOER COMMANDANTS READING MESSAGE FROM BRITISH OFFICERS AFTER THE BATTLE OF DUNDEE
COMMANDANT-GENERAL CHRISTIAN H. DE WET COMMANDANT-GENERAL CHRISTIAN H. DE WET
MRS. COMMANDANT-GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA MRS. COMMANDANT-GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
    • Commanding Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position.
    • Commanding Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer.
    • Commanding Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."
    • commanding Directing with authority; invested with authority; governing; bearing rule; exercising authority: as, a commanding officer.
    • commanding Of great or controlling importance; powerful; paramount: as, commanding influence.
    • commanding Dominating; overlooking a wide region without obstruction: as, a commanding eminence.
    • commanding 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.
    • commanding Imperious; domineering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
    • adj Commanding fitted to impress or control
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Quotations

  • William Penn
    William%20Penn
    “No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
  • St. Augustine
    St.%20Augustine
    “Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “Self-command is the main discipline.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. commander—L. commendārecom, and mandāre, to entrust.

Usage

In literature:

Christy hurried to the deck as soon as he had made the change, and met the commander on the quarter-deck.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
He had finally written a positive order commanding pursuit but was persuaded by the continued pleas of both commanders not to press it.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The Commander-in-Chief, Piet de Wet (and before him Commandant H. Schorman), had plenty of work given them by the English.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
As the train moved on towards the great city, he obtained the command of his emotions, and felt a new inspiration of patriotic ardor.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
Governor Pigot was in general command of the defence, having under him Colonel Lawrence, in command of the troops.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Pretty poor Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy if I do that, am I not?
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Later he was promoted to be a Division Commander in Paris and then commander of the Second Army Corps at Amiens.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Sir Edward Cecil, lately created Viscount Wimbleton, was intrusted with the command.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
They raised twelve companies, which they regimented under the command of Gustavus Hamilton, whom they chose for their governor.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Next morning, the 13th, I handed over the Central Force Command to Rundle and then, at 10.30 went in with Braithwaite to say good-bye.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
And, because she commands in the name of the King of Heaven, her commands are absolute.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
At the preparatory command (i.e., at the command order), push the bolt forward, turn the handle down, pull the trigger, and resume port arms.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Captain Titus had become the commander of one of these companies, on his promise to uniform and equip his men.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
In 1815 he was with the emperor Alexander in Paris, and attempted in vain to save the life of his old commander Ney.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
Major Spooner subsequently resigned his command, was succeeded by Capt.
"The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace" by Frederick Morse Cutler
Sir Percy Lake is the Army Commander in place of Sir John Nixon, and General Aylmer is Army Corps Commander.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
He agreed that the man in command was incompetent, and put me in charge.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs
This eminence commanded New York exactly as Bunker Hill and Dorchester Heights commanded Boston.
"The American Revolution" by John Fiske
It was not an easy thing to select a commander for the new squadron, for there was hardly a man in the colonies who had seen any naval service.
"The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes" by James Russell Soley
He commanded the Rhodesian Field Force and was the first British soldier to cross the enemy frontier.
"Generals of the British Army" by Francis Dodd
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In poetry:

His face was hard with cruel fear,
He grasped the maiden's hands
"Come with me unto Salem town,
For so the law commands!"
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Wisdom, daughter of the skies,
Governs here with mildest sway;
The radiant train of social joys
Gladly her commands obey.
"Verses. Designed for an Inscription at the Entrance of a Grove" by Maria Logan
Happy is he that fears the Lord,
And follows his commands;
Who lends the poor without reward,
Or gives with lib'ral hands.
"Psalm 112" by Isaac Watts
He fed them with a lib'ral hand,
And made his treasures known;
He gave the midnight clouds command
To pour provision down.
"Psalm 78 part 3" by Isaac Watts
The wicked shall sink down to hell;
Thy wrath devour the lands
That dare forget thee, or rebel
Against thy known commands.
"Psalm 9 part 2" by Isaac Watts

Either they were another kind
Than these Afghans today,
Or else it is by Gods command
That things have reached this pass.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak

In news:

Open the image you want in Preview and press Command-C to copy it.
Select the file or folder you want to change, and type Command-I to show its information window.
Coach Mack Brown said Boyer commands respect from everyone in the locker room and that the Longhorns understand "your worst day here is better than (the Green Berets ') best day there.".
The Army's Special Forces Command is releasing more information about the Green Beret who died trying to save his two daughters from their burning North Carolina home.
Until 1825, there was no permanent settlement on the Commander Islands.
At just under 20 ounces, the 7x30 Commander XP offers a 392-foot field of view at 1,000 yards.
) Gen David Petraeus, now commander of the Afghan war effort, relied heavily on biometrics during his time in command of US forces in Iraq.
When not scattering a group of birds off the property, Sky looks to James Hess for commands.
Troops Take Embattled Baqubah Bit by Bit , US Commander Says.
Troops Take Embattled Baqubah Bit by Bit, US Commander Says.
During his rigorous black-belt test, his teachers verbally commanded him to perform basic defenses, emphasizing form and technique.
OurWeekly > los-angeles > first- black-woman -promoted-lapd-commander.
He was expected to testify before a Senate committee last Thursday on his nomination to become the commander of US European Command and the top NATO general.
Thursday afternoon, the US Senate confirmed the appointment of General Eberhart as commander of the new US Northern Command .
Keith Alexander, Commander of US Cyber Command warns that the country must prepare now for an increasing number of cyber attacks.
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In science:

The calibration constants αi are dimensionless: the “true Newton / commanded Newton” unit of measurement is used.
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype
These calculations were performed with the aid of Maple. (A file containing the Maple commands is available from .) In Section 5 we prove the necessary results relating to short cycles in random lifts (Lemmas 5.1, 5.2 and Corollary 5.4).
On the number of perfect matchings in random lifts
Commands were issued to the reader from a desktop machine through a custom application which communicated with the reader over the Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP). A block diagram of this hardware configuration is shown in Figure 2.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
Very broadly speaking, MPI-based programs consist of a mixture of ‘ordinary’ commands as well as ‘collective’ commands.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
MPI commands showed up at the user level, this would seriously interfere with the user’s capability to inspect and analyze some particular situation interactively in a debugging session.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
The basic idea is to let the master node execute the simulation script and make all the other nodes go into ‘slave mode’ where they receive and subsequently execute data, command sequences (akin to OpenGL display lists), and commands from the master.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
Execution of a previously registered command sequence.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
Parallel (linear algebra and command sequence) resource de-allocation.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
It is important to note that, while the slave processes contain all the machine code of the core Nsim executable, they do not run the user’s program but are driven exclusively by commands sent via MPI from the master node.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
Unfortunately, some MPI implementations are somewhat idiosyncratic in the way they provide parallelism to C programs: what effectively happens is that another pre-startup layer gets wrapped around the program’s main() function that parses and interprets MPIrelated command arguments.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
They are being managed (i.e. allocated and de-allocated) exclusively according to resource management commands received from the master.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
All four programs in this example are written using a mixture of cobegin, coend and a version of concurrent guarded commands.
Modelling Concurrency with Comtraces and Generalized Comtraces
The command-line window allows users to use Python commands to interrogate or edit the model.
TinkerCell: Modular CAD Tool for Synthetic Biology
Using it and the MAGMA command NormalSubgroups(PD) it follows that D has a unique non abelian normal subgroup Q of order 29 with center Z (Q) = hz i of order 2.
Construction of Co_1 from an irreducible subgroup M_{24} of GL_{11}(2)
Furthermore, an application of MAGMA command HasComplement(PD,M) yields that C = hx, ci is a complement of M in D.
Construction of Co_1 from an irreducible subgroup M_{24} of GL_{11}(2)
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