|v. t.||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.
Go to your mistress:
Say, I command her come to me.
|2.||To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.|
|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.|
|5.||To direct to come; to bestow.|
|v. i.||1.||To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.|
|2.||To have a view, as from a superior position.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Noun||1.||command - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something|
|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"|
|7.||command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program|
|Verb||1.||command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"|
|2.||command - make someone do something|
|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"|
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.|