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1. commander

noun. ['kəˈmændɝ'] an officer in command of a military unit.

Synonyms

  • wing commander
  • commander in chief
  • military officer
  • officer
  • commandant
  • commanding officer
  • generalissimo
  • SACLANT
  • Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
  • Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Antonyms

  • hostile
  • employee
  • inferior
  • noncombatant

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • command (English)
  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word commander-in-chief


1. Noun Phrase
As commander in chief, the president is the head of the American military.

Quotes containing the word commander-in-chief


1. As a rule of thumb, it was always safer if the Commander-in-Chief formulated a risky plan*b, it was always safer if the Commander-in-Chief formulated a risky plan.
*- Rowena Cherry, Forced Mate


2. commander

noun. ['kəˈmændɝ'] someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others.

Antonyms

  • woman

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • command (English)
  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. in-chief

adjective. indicating the head of a staff.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

4. built-in

adjective. ['ˈbɪlˌtɪn'] existing as an essential constituent or characteristic.

Synonyms

  • inbuilt
  • integral
  • constitutional
  • intrinsical
  • intrinsic

Antonyms

  • explicit
  • fractional
  • inessential
  • alienable

5. fill-in

noun. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Synonyms

  • backup man
  • double
  • locum tenens
  • peer
  • match
  • stand-in
  • reliever
  • alternate
  • surrogate
  • substitute
  • stunt woman
  • stunt man
  • compeer
  • equal
  • relief
  • locum
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • single
  • malfunction
  • straighten
  • unequivocal

6. chief

adjective. ['ˈtʃiːf'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • primary
  • main
  • of import
  • master
  • principal

Antonyms

  • undock
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

7. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who is in charge.

Synonyms

  • secretary
  • head
  • superior general
  • grand dragon
  • don
  • head of household
  • top dog
  • capo
  • administrator
  • executive
  • father
  • general manager
  • leader
  • decision maker
  • general

Antonyms

  • child
  • mother
  • female parent
  • descendant

8. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who exercises control over workers.

Synonyms

  • ganger
  • honcho
  • boss
  • straw boss
  • assistant foreman
  • baas
  • foreman
  • supervisor

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot
  • undress
  • slip off

9. in

adverb. ['ɪn, ˈɪn'] to or toward the inside of.

Synonyms

  • inward

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • recede

Etymology

  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. in

noun. ['ɪn, ˈɪn'] a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.

Synonyms

  • foot
  • ft
  • em
  • ligne
  • mil
  • mesh
  • inch
  • linear unit
  • pica em
  • pica

Antonyms

  • outwardness
  • styleless
  • unpopular
  • past

Etymology

  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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