Definition Of commanding
(in military contexts) having a position of authority.
a commanding officer
be in a strong enough position to have or secure (something).
no party commanded a majority
give an authoritative order.
a gruff voice commanded us to enter
Example Of commanding
A headquarters was needed and the position of the castle with its commanding views over the bridge and along the river itself made Dundas the natural candidate.
A specific procedure to ensure formal handover of responsibility by commanding officers for actions on decisions by investigating authorities.
Apartment buildings overlook it, but they are not the luxury units one might expect with such a commanding view of the waterway.
As on the Westminster stage he has a commanding presence among the assorted collection of European heads of government and their respective finance ministers.
At its westernmost tip, the most commanding position of the site offers a fine panoramic view of the harbor and beyond.