command of something

knowledge of a particular subject, especially the ability to speak a foreign language

She has an excellent command of Russian.


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  • command of something — phrase knowledge of a particular subject, especially the ability to speak a foreign language She has an excellent command of Russian. Thesaurus: knowledge and understandingsynonym Main entry: command …   Useful english dictionary

  • command — com|mand1 W2 [kəˈma:nd US kəˈmænd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(control)¦ 2¦(order)¦ 3¦(computer)¦ 4 command of something 5¦(military)¦ 6 at your command 7 be in command of yourself ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(CONTROL)¦[U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • command — com|mand1 [ kə mænd ] noun *** 1. ) count an official order: Are you refusing to obey my commands? a ) an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do something: the log on command 2. ) uncount control of a group of people, especially in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • command — I UK [kəˈmɑːnd] / US [kəˈmænd] noun Word forms command : singular command plural commands *** 1) [countable] an official order Who gave the command to open fire? 2) [countable] computing an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do… …   English dictionary

  • command — [[t]kəmɑ͟ːnd, mæ̱nd[/t]] ♦♦♦ commands, commanding, commanded 1) VERB If someone in authority commands you to do something, they tell you that you must do it. [mainly WRITTEN] [V n to inf] He commanded his troops to attack... [V with quote] Get in …   English dictionary

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  • Command — Com*mand , n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster] Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The possession or exercise of authority. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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