v. t.1.To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
[imp. & p. p. Commanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Commanding.]
Go to your mistress:
Say, I command her come to me.
- Shak.
2.To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
Such aid as I can spare you shall command.
- Shak.
3.To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
4.To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
'Tis not in mortals to command success.
- Addison.
5.To direct to come; to bestow.
I will command my blessing upon you.
- Lev. xxv. 21.
v. i.1.To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
For the king had so commanded concerning [Haman].
- Esth. iii. 2.
2.To have a view, as from a superior position.
Far and wide his eye commands.
- Milton.
n.1.An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
2.The possession or exercise of authority.
3.Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
4.Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
5.Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
He assumed an absolute command over his readers.
- Dryden.
6.A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.
Word of command
(Mil.) a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, aim; fire; shoulder arms, etc.
Noun1.Commandcommand - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Synonyms: bid, bidding, dictation
2.command - a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
3.command - the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
4.command - availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
5.command - a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
6.command - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
Synonyms: mastery, control
7.command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
Verb1.command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
2.command - make someone do something
Synonyms: compel, require
3.command - demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
4.command - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
5.command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
Synonyms: control

COMMAND. This word has several meanings. 1. It signifies an order; an apprentice is bound to obey the lawful command of his master; a constable may command rioters to keep the peace.
     2. He who commands another to do an unlawful act, is accessary to it. 3 Inst. 51, 57; 2 Inst. 182; 1 Hayw.
     3. Command is also equivalent to deputation or voluntary substitution; as, when a master employs one to do a thing, he is said to have Commanded him to do it; and he is responsible accordingly. Story Ag. Sec. 454, note.

(operating system)command - A character string which tells a program to perform a specific action. Most commands take arguments which either modify the action performed or supply it with input. Commands may be typed by the user or read from a file by a command interpreter. It is also common to refer to menu items as commands.
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