What does the word commander mean?

Usage examples for commander

  1. Washington was the commander- in- chief of our armies during the war of the Revolution, which ended in making us free States. – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  2. " I think he is getting off easy," observed Dan, when it became known under what conditions the Mexican commander was leaving. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. Rumours of his relation with the divorced wife of its former commander had reached the regiment. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann