Associations to the word «Command»

Wiktionary

COMMAND, noun. An order to do something.
COMMAND, noun. The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.
COMMAND, noun. Power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.
COMMAND, noun. A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.
COMMAND, noun. The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.
COMMAND, noun. (military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
COMMAND, noun. Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.
COMMAND, noun. (computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
COMMAND, noun. (baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) to dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.
COMMAND, verb. (transitive) To hold, to control the use of.
COMMAND, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To have a view, as from a superior position.
COMMAND, verb. (obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow.
COMMAND ECONOMIES, noun. Plural of command economy
COMMAND ECONOMY, noun. Alternative term for planned economy
COMMAND KEY, noun. (computing) Primary meta/modifier key used in Apple Macintosh computer keyboards for executing keyboard shortcuts. Usually represented by the ⌘ (Place of Interest Sign) and sometimes called the "Apple key" as the Apple logo is often on the key as well.
COMMAND KEYS, noun. Plural of Command key
COMMAND LINE, noun. A shell, a command line interface; usually used with the definite article.
COMMAND LINE, noun. (computing) The text prompt presented to the user in a command line interface.
COMMAND LINE, noun. A line of text that is entered at such a prompt.
COMMAND LINE INTERFACE, noun. (computing) A user interface in which the user interacts with the computer through lines of text instead of graphical images. Abbreviated as CLI.
COMMAND LINE INTERFACES, noun. Plural of command line interface
COMMAND LINES, noun. Plural of command line
COMMAND PAPER, noun. (UK) A document issued by the government and presented to Parliament.
COMMAND PAPERS, noun. Plural of command paper
COMMAND PATTERN, noun. (computing) A behavioural design pattern, in which an object is used to represent and encapsulate all the information needed to call a method at a later time.
COMMAND PATTERNS, noun. Plural of command pattern
COMMAND PERFORMANCE, noun. (archaic) A dramatic, musical, or similar entertainment performed before a monarch or other head of state, especially in a circumstance where that ruler has requested or ordered the performance.
COMMAND PERFORMANCE, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A task, activity, or other assignment which one undertakes in order to satisfy someone in authority, such as an employer.
COMMAND POST, noun. (military) The headquarters of a given unit; the operational base of a unit's commanding officer.
COMMAND POSTS, noun. Plural of command post

Dictionary definition

COMMAND, noun. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
COMMAND, noun. A military unit or region under the control of a single officer.
COMMAND, noun. The power or authority to command; "an admiral in command".
COMMAND, noun. Availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew".
COMMAND, noun. A position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command".
COMMAND, noun. Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French".
COMMAND, noun. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program.
COMMAND, verb. Be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army".
COMMAND, verb. Make someone do something.
COMMAND, verb. Demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers".
COMMAND, verb. Look down on; "The villa dominates the town".
COMMAND, verb. Exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain