Synonyms for Commander:

n.

col, adjutant, CDR, colonel, aide-de-camp, chief of staff, brigadier general, co, brigadier. ensign, admiral, fleet admiral, midshipman, mate, commodore, petty officer, P.O.. commandant (noun)
administration (of an estate).
commander (noun)
air force officer, commanding officer, commandant.
director (noun)
ringleader, administrator, magistrate, queen, mayor, king, baron, taskmaster, foreman, supervisor, general, overlord, ringmaster, boss, conductor, band master, overseer, superintendent, warden.
leader of military or other organization (noun)
head, director, boss, commandant, kingpin, officer, captain, administrator, ruler, co, chief, guru.
master (noun)
officer, authority, commandant, headmaster, titleholder, manager, landlord, proprietress, headmistress, ruler, head, president, guru, senior, governor, captain, mahatma, leader, quartermaster, director, maestro, kingpin, landlady, executive, proprietor, chief, dean, abbot, lord, mandarin, star, principal, squire, mother, master, sire.
superior (noun)
superman, aristocracy, prima donna, superior, prize winner, premier, champ, exceller, nobility, winner, paragon, prodigy, victor, champion, elite, wonderwoman, sovereign, virtuoso, superwoman.

Other synonyms:

midshipman, commodore, fleet admiral, ensign, P.O., admiral, petty officer. administration (of an estate), mate. Other relevant words:
brigadier general, admiral, co, CDR, midshipman, fleet admiral, aide-de-camp, colonel, col, petty officer, commanding officer, air force officer, mate, ensign, adjutant, commodore, brigadier, chief of staff.

Usage examples for commander

  1. " Pleased to meet you, Commander Elliott," said Mrs. Bilton. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  2. You shall hear of this again; I will make a special report to the commander of the forces. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  3. But, tell me, what did the commander of the man- of- war say? – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne