commanding

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

commanding

  1. Present participle of command.

Adjective[edit]

commanding (comparative more commanding, superlative most commanding)

  1. Tending to give commands, authoritarian.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
  2. Impressively dominant.
    a commanding structure

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Noun[edit]

commanding (plural commandings)

  1. The act of giving a command.
    • 2006, William E. Mann, Augustine's Confessions (page 172)
      God could then have dispelled their ignorance by revealing to them that He had issued those commands; the fact of the occurrence of the earlier commandings would be the content of the revelation.