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Definition of Commander


  1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.
  2. An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.
  3. The chief officer of a commandery.
  4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

Commander Quotations

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
T. E. Lawrence

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Abraham Lincoln

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Erwin Rommel

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Sun Tzu

What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.
Steven Van Zandt
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Commander Translations

commander in Afrikaans is kommandant
commander in Dutch is aanvoerder, commandant
commander in German is Befehlshaber
commander in Hungarian is parancsnok
commander in Latin is dux ducis
commander in Portuguese is comandante

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