What is command?

  • (noun): The power or authority to command.
    Example: "An admiral in command"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on command, commands:

4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (United States) - Command and Staff
... As of 22 May, 2012 its command personnel includes Commander Colonel Terry Cook Command Sergeant Major Command Sergeant Major Richard Clark ...
Logo (programming Language) - Syntax - Functions and Procedures
... in programming terminology, of which there are two types commands (which do something—effects—but do not return a value) like print ... A command is similar to a Pascal procedure, and an operation is similar to a Pascal function ... (See also command-query separation, where a query is an operation in Logo) ...
North American Aerospace Defense Command
... North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD, /ˈnɔræd/) is a joint organization of Canada and the United States that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty ... Headquarters NORAD and the NORAD/USNORTHCOM command center are located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs, Colorado ... Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker has the Alternate Command Center ...
... VMware support - IO system IBM DB2 LUW supports a Quiesce command that is used to indicate a state for which all users have been locked out of a database or an ... See DB2 Quiesce Command IBM DB2 for z/OS, OS/390 and IBM i Operating System has a utility command called QUIESCE, used in order to make it write all data belonging to a certain database (a logical entity in a DB2 ... IBM DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 also supports a command SET LOG SUSPEND that technically speaking, stops it from writing to the log, in fact freezing any database activity (except for ...

More definitions of "command":

  • (noun): A military unit or region under the control of a single officer.
  • (verb): Exercise authoritative control or power over.
    Example: "Command the military forces"
    Synonyms: control
  • (noun): An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
    Synonyms: bid, bidding, dictation
  • (noun): A position of highest authority.
    Example: "The corporation has just undergone a change in command"
  • (verb): Be in command of.
    Example: "The general commanded a huge army"
  • (verb): Demand as one's due.
    Example: "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
  • (noun): Availability for use.
    Example: "The materials at the command of the potters grew"
  • (noun): Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
    Example: "A good command of French"
    Synonyms: control, mastery

Famous quotes containing the word command:

    I at least have so much to do in unravelling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    By his command these words are cut:
    Cast a cold eye
    On life, on death.
    Horseman, pass by!
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)