• (America) IPA: /kəˈmændɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /kəˈmɑːndə/
  • (Northern England) IPA: /kəˈmandə/

commander (plural commanders)

  1. One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
  2. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
  3. One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
  4. A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.
  5. (obsolete) The chief officer of a commandry.
  6. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.
  7. A rank within an honorary order: e.g. Commander of the Legion of Honour.
  8. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus Moduza.
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  • Russian: комма́ндер
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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