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Definition of Commodore


  1. An officer who ranks next above a captain; sometimes, by courtesy, the senior captain of a squadron. The rank of commodore corresponds with that of brigadier general in the army.
  2. A captain commanding a squadron, or a division of a fleet, or having the temporary rank of rear admiral.
  3. A title given by courtesy to the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels, and also to the chief officer of a yachting or rowing club.
  4. A familiar for the flagship, or for the principal vessel of a squadron or fleet.

Commodore Translations

commodore in Dutch is commodore
commodore in German is Commodore
commodore in Spanish is comodoro