• "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
    "The commanding officer advanced towards the bier."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commandment a doctrine that is taught "the teachings of religion","he believed all the Christian precepts"
    • n commandment something that is commanded
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Washington taking command of the Army Washington taking command of the Army

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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."
    • Commandment An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate. "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another."
    • Commandment (Script) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
    • Commandment The act of commanding; exercise of authority. "And therefore put I on the countenance
      Of stern commandment ."
    • Commandment (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
    • n commandment A command; a mandate; an order or injunction given by authority; a charge; an authoritative precept.
    • n commandment Specifically Any one of the ten injunctions, engraved upon tables of stone, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai, according to the account in Exodus. See decalogue.
    • n commandment Authority; command; power of commanding.
    • n commandment In old English law, the offense of instigating another to transgress the law.
    • n commandment The ten fingers.
    • n commandment The lines in an apple extending from the stem through the pulp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy
    • n Commandment a command: a precept
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “'Tis a dainty thing to command, though 'twere but a flock of sheep.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.”
  • John Florio
    John Florio
    “Who has not served cannot command.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Those who can command themselves command others.”
  • George Herbert
    “There is great force hidden in a gentle command.”
  • Justinian
    “Keep cool and you will command everyone.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. commandement, F. commandement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. commander—L. commendārecom, and mandāre, to entrust.


In literature:

Soon after the fall of Sumter he was made full General, and assigned to a command on the Potomac, and with J.E.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
His commanding person and the elegance of his manners, attracted universal admiration.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
At the word of command, a general volley was fired into the advance column.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
The levies of troops were made in the Cam'pus Mar'tius, by the tribunes appointed to command the legions.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Commandant Louis Wessels was placed on one flank, Commandant De Bruijn on the other.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
That neither Commandant Malan nor Commandant Potgieter were present at the despatch of it.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
The Governor-General seldom visited it, and the Commander-in-Chief only spent a summer there occasionally.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
Colonel Young has been relieved from command and Colonel Herschell Tupes has assumed command.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
Blenkinsop took over command till the arrival at night of Lieut.
"The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry" by Unknown
Every law is a command in substance, and every command is a law.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline

In poetry:

I often shiver with cold --
I want to be mute as a thing!
There is, in the skies, dancing gold
Sending me commands to sing!
""I often shiver with cold"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
The tear was in Sir Simon's eye
As he wrung the warrior's hand—
"Betide me weal, betide me woe,
I'll hold by thy command.
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Though instruments at Its command
Make wish and counterwish come true,
It clearly cannot understand
What It can clearly do.
"Friday's Child" by W H Auden
Great may he be who can command
And rule with just and tender sway;
Yet is Diviner wisdom taught
Better by him who can obey.
"Maximus" by Adelaide Anne Procter
"And I myself a ladye gay,
Bedeckt with gorgeous rich array;
The happiest lady in the land
Had not more pleasure at command.
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
"For high I prized my native land,
Too dear his fame I held,
T'oppose a parent's stern command,
And keep him from the field.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More

In news:

Private groups take command of four local parks.
National Commander Fang A Wong will serve as the guest speaker at the 63rd Connecticut Armed Forces Day luncheon.
The deputy commanding general of the Idaho Army National Guard , joins Marcia Franklin to discuss his troops' involvement in foreign conflicts and peacekeeping efforts.
Charismatic trombonist and Philly homeboy Papo Vazquez commandeers The Bridge to discuss Oasis, the latest release by his Mighty Pirates Troubadours ensemble.
FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska (established in 1915 as the Alaska College of Agriculture and School of Mines) sits on a ridge with a commanding view of the Tanana and Chena River flats.
Hamas military commander as he traveled by car through Gaza City, the militant group said.
LOS ANGELES — Ever since Peter A Chernin left the News Corporation as Rupert Murdoch's second in command, the media world has wondered what he would do next.
According to the AJ, Farley said Christians need no spiritual relationship with the Old Testament, including the Ten Commandments.
Air Mobility Command officials are still reviewing needs for a revamped plan to improve the avionics of the oldest C-130s in the fleet, according to Rowayne Schatz, director of requirements for the command.
The commanding officer of a Bangor, Wash.-based ballistic-missile submarine was fired Wednesday for inadequate leadership, a Navy spokesman said Thursday.
Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as banal bully.
The band is critically revered, tops the charts and fills arenas, and still commands the respect of the underground.
The Commander Cody Band will be the highlight feature.
Throughout history, political movements have often developed informal social headquarters alongside their official central commands.
The Clayton County Board of Education will open the new year on Monday by deciding who will be its second-in-command for the coming year.

In science:

It is important to note that the file has to have execute access and the search path for the Scala command is specified in the PATH environment variable.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Batch scripting (as opposed to interactive commands processing) is the process of specifying commands to a command interpreter in a file (batch file) which are consequently executed (interpreted) usually line by line .
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The command to execute the script has to be written after <; > a semicolon.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The operating system automatically attaches the path to the script as an argument to the command Racket.exe.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Racket implementation provides command-line command to parse the arguments supplied to the script.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report