What does the word command mean?

Usage examples for command

  1. " Nothing very particular, mamma," answered Alec, ashamed of his want of self- command. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  2. My only brother had been killed by a fall from a horse, so I was second in command, and proud I was of the job. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  3. Suddenly there was a loud command. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini