Commander

Com*mand"er

(?), n. [Cf. F. commandeur. Cf. Commodore, Commender.] 1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.
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A leader and commander to the people.
Is. lv. 4.
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2. (Navy) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.
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3. The chief officer of a commandery.
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4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.
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Commander in chief, the military title of the officer who has supreme command of the land or naval forces or the united forces of a nation or state; a generalissimo. The President is commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States.

Syn. -- See Chief.
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