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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·mand /kəˈmænd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Commanding.]
 1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
    We are commanded to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends.   --Bacon.
 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.
    Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries.   --Macaulay.
    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.
    Bridges commanded by a fortified house.   --Motley.
 Up to the eastern tower,
 Whose height commands as subject all the vale.   --Shak.
    One side commands a view of the finest garden.   --Addison.
 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. [Obs.]
    I will command my blessing upon you.   --Lev. xxv. 21.
 Syn: -- To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule; overlook.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mand, v. i.
 1. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
    And reigned, commanding in his monarchy.   --Shak.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mand, n.
 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
 Awaiting what command their mighty chief
 Had to impose.   --Milton.
 2. The possession or exercise of authority.
    Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion.   --Locke.
 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.
 The steepy stand
 Which overlooks the vale with wide command.   --Dryden.
 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.
 Syn: -- Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See Direction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
           [syn: bid, bidding, dictation]
      2: a military unit or region under the control of a single
      3: the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
      4: availability for use; "the materials at the command of the
         potters grew"
      5: a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just
         undergone a change in command"
      6: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or
         activity; "a good command of French" [syn: control, mastery]
      7: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a
         computer program [syn: instruction, statement, program
      v 1: be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
      2: make someone do something [syn: require, compel]
      3: demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee";
         "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
      4: look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn: dominate,
          overlook, overtop]
      5: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the
         budget"; "Command the military forces" [syn: control]