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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commodore  \Com"mo*dore`\,  n.  [Prob.  a  corruption  of  commander, 
  or  Sp  comendador  a  knight  of  a  military  order  who  holds  a 
  commandery;  also  a  superior  of  a  monastery,  fr  LL 
  commendare  to  command.  Cf  {Commend},  {Command}, 
  {Commander}.] 
  1.  (U.  S.  Navy)  An  officer  who  ranks  next  above  a  captain; 
  sometimes  by  courtesy,  the  senior  captain  of  a  squadron. 
  The  rank  of  commodore  corresponds  with  that  of  brigadier 
  general  in  the  army. 
 
  2.  (British  Navy)  A  captain  commanding  a  squadron,  or  a 
  division  of  a  fleet,  or  having  the  temporary  rank  of  rear 
  admiral. 
 
  3.  A  title  given  by  courtesy  to  the  senior  captain  of  a  line 
  of  merchant  vessels,  and  also  to  the  chief  officer  of  a 
  yachting  or  rowing  club. 
 
  4.  A  familiar  for  the  flagship,  or  for  the  principal  vessel 
  of  a  squadron  or  fleet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commodore 
  n  :  a  commissioned  naval  officer  who  ranks  above  a  captain  and 
  below  a  rear  admiral;  the  lowest  grade  of  admiral 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Commodore,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15729 




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