commodore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch kommandeur, from Middle French commandeur. See command, compare commend (a doublet), and mandate.

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commodore (plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) A naval officer holding a rank between captain and rear admiral.
  2. (nautical) A (temporary) commander over a collection of ships who is not an admiral.
  3. (nautical) The leading ship in a fleet of merchantmen.
  4. (nautical) The president of a yacht club.
  5. (nautical) A yacht-club president's vessel in a regatta.
  6. (US, military, nautical) A commodore admiral.
  7. (US, military, nautical) A rear admiral (lower half).
  8. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus Parasarpa.

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The equivalent army rank is brigadier, senior colonel, brigadier general, or lowest ranking general officer grade.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: commodoro
  • Portuguese: comodoro
  • Spanish: comodoro

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch kommandeur, from Middle French commandeur; from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare, from mandō (I order, command).

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Noun[edit]

commodore m or f (plural commodores)

  1. (military, nautical) commodore, a naval military rank between captain (capitaine de vaisseau or capitaine de croiseur) and rear admiral (contre-amiral)

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