Meaning of “commander” in the English Dictionary

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"commander" in British English

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commandernoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈmɑːn.dər/ us /kəˈmæn.dɚ/

C2 also Commander an officer who is in charge of a military operation, or an officer of a particular rank in many countries' naval forces:

Commander Phillips/James Phillips
[ as form of address ] Yes, Commander.

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  • The soldiers fired as soon as their commander gave the order.
  • The commander paid tribute to the courage of his troops.
  • The commander has asked us to send reinforcements.
  • The troops will go into action as soon as their commander gives the word.

(Definition of “commander” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commander" in American English

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commandernoun [ C ]

us /kəˈmæn·dər/

(Definition of “commander” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)