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Meaning of "commissary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMMISSARY

From Medieval Latin commissārius official in charge, from Latin committere to entrust, commit.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMISSARY

commissary  [ˈkɒmɪsərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMISSARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commissary is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMMISSARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Commissary

A commissary is someone delegated by a superior to execute a duty or an office; in a formal, legal context, one who has received power from a legitimate superior authority to pass judgment in a certain cause or to take information concerning it.

Definition of commissary in the English dictionary

The first definition of commissary in the dictionary is a shop supplying food or equipment, as in a military camp. Other definition of commissary is an officer responsible for supplies and food. Commissary is also a snack bar or restaurant in a film studio.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMISSARY


anniversary
ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ
decisory
dɪˈsaɪsərɪ
derisory
dɪˈraɪsərɪ
dimissory
dɪˈmɪsərɪ
dismissory
dɪsˈmɪsərɪ
embracery
ɪmˈbreɪsərɪ
emissary
ˈɛmɪsərɪ
fideicommissary
ˌfɪdɪaɪˈkɒmɪsərɪ
grocery
ˈɡrəʊsərɪ
irrisory
ɪˈraɪsərɪ
janissary
ˈdʒænɪsərɪ
necessary
ˈnɛsɪsərɪ
persuasory
pəˈsweɪsərɪ
promissory
ˈprɒmɪsərɪ
remissory
rɪˈmɪsərɪ
rescissory
rɪˈsɪsərɪ
rotisserie
rəʊˈtɪsərɪ
spicery
ˈspaɪsərɪ
tracery
ˈtreɪsərɪ
unnecessary
ʌnˈnɛsɪsərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMISSARY

commissaire
commissar
commissarial
commissariat
commissaries
commissaryship
commission
commission agent
commission fee
Commission for Racial Equality
commission of inquiry
Commission of the European Communities
commission plan
commissionaire
commissional
commissionary
commissioned officer
commissioner
Commissioner for Local Administration
commissioner for oaths

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMISSARY

A bursary
accessary
adversary
B bursary
bursary
caravansary
Cheboksary
diamond anniversary
diaphragm pessary
dispensary
do the necessary
glossary
golden wedding anniversary
pessary
rosary
tertiary bursary
the necessary
wedding anniversary

Synonyms and antonyms of commissary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «commissary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMISSARY

Find out the translation of commissary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of commissary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «commissary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小卖部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

economato
570 millions of speakers

English

commissary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिकारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التموينات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комиссар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

commissary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিনিধি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commissaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Komisar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kommissar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

警視
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

매점
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komisaris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ủy viên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படையின் உணவுத் துறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अर्थसंकल्प
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

komiser
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

commissario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kantyna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

комісар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comisar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

commissary
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kommissaris
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

commissary
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kommissær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commissary

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMISSARY»

The term «commissary» is regularly used and occupies the 66.174 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMISSARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «commissary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «commissary» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about commissary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMISSARY»

Discover the use of commissary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commissary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Confederate commissary general: Lucius Bellinger Northrop ...
Traces the life of the Confederate general
Jerrold Northrop Moore, 1996
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Jail Time: What You Need to Know...before You Go to Federal ...
When I look back at all the time I spent at the commissary doing my weekly shopping I have mixed emotions. On one hand I was excited to get new clothing items to wear and new food items to eat. I enjoyed preparing my own meals and tried ...
Michael Frantz, 2009
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Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms
ALTHOUGH THE TERM commissary is now most often associated with food, in the first half of the nineteenth century the army had two different staff officers with commissary in their titles: the commissary general and the commissary general of  ...
William K. Emerson, 1996
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The Illustrated History of American Military Commissaries: ...
established, 82, 85; for each regiment, 117; "toughest part of the job," 107 Commissary service commanders, meet at DLA, 301, 381 Commissary Shopper's Authorization Card, 94; also see Commissary identification card Commissary ...
Peter D. Skirbunt, Kevin L. Robinson
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The Frog Commissary Cookbook
Originally published in 1985, The Frog Commissary Cookbook is a bestseller beloved by home cooks.
Steven Poses, Ann Clark, 2013
6
The commissary ; The lame lover ; The bankrupt ; The ...
Samuel Foote. be too much ; iftheir pom father could but have foreseen they would have—why did I mention the deaf man! it melts me too much. \Vell, peace be .with him. To-morrow about—this time, Mrs Mechiin, will the party be here, think ...
Samuel Foote, 1797
7
Reports from Commissioners
COMMISSARY COURT. The jurisdiction of the Commissary Courts of Scotland, as respects consistorial cases, and those affecting the personal relations, has all been removed by successive statutes to the Court of Session, and the business ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1870
8
Report of a Commissary of Subsistence - 1861-65
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H. C. Symonds, 2008
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The commissary ; The knights ; The lame lover ; Taste ; The ...
Samuel Foote. REMARKS ON THE STAGE. Amusements, when rational, instructive, and innocent, are worthy of consideration, and are deserving of encouragement. When the mind, from its enjoyment, is enlarged, manners refined, and taste ...
Samuel Foote, 1814
10
Encyclopedia of American Prisons
The prison commissary is the inmate's supermarket. It is one of the few places where those in confinement can spend their money—legitimately—behind prison walls. Inmates acquire money inside most prison systems primarily from two ...
Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P. Williams, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMISSARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commissary is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Joe's Diner closes to focus on commercial kitchen
In 2013, the business opened the commercial kitchen and commissary two doors down from the diner at 2100 Angier Ave., the former TROSA ... «Durham Herald Sun, Jul 15»
2
What it's like to actually eat the food in Oakland County Jail
It's where we "cook" our commissary food, and in my hand is a clear, 20-ounce plastic cup filled halfway with pale brown, no-brand dehydrated ... «Detroit Metro Times, Jul 15»
3
Wilmington veteran still pushing for commissary benefits
“Not being able to go to a commissary because I don't have 100 percent (disability), I think that's a little cold shot for me. I take it personally,” ... «WECT-TV6, Jul 15»
4
I am ready for dialog with the MIA trade union: Chief Commissary
Sofia. “I am ready for a dialog with the Trade Union of the Employees in the Ministry of Interior,” Chief Commissary Nikolay Nikolov, director of ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
5
Operation Warmheart gives $1500 to commissary customers
Tomia Harp receives a commissary gift card from Master Sgt. Marcel ... and below shopping at the commissary, regardless of branch of service. «Hookelenews, Jul 15»
6
We differentiate from the request for resignation of Chief …
... Trade Union of Fire-fighters and Rescuers has never taken a decision for the request for the resignation of Chief Commissary Nikolai Nikolov. «Focus News, Jul 15»
7
Nine military children share Commissary scholarships
Thursday's annual Scholarships for Military Children ceremony had more seats than ever at the recipients' table. This was the first time ... «Theredstonerocket, Jul 15»
8
Laura Prepon's 'Stash' Diet Does Not Involve Commissary Hoarding
Orange is the New Black inmate Laura Prepon has a diet plan that boasts to get your body a path to criminally insane levels of wellness. «Celebuzz, Jun 15»
9
The Defense Commissary Agency: 700 students of military families …
“The scholarship program helps improve educational opportunities for military children,” said Marye Carr, Defense Commissary Agency liaison ... «EPR Retail News, Jun 15»
10
July 1 marks 148 years of military commissary benefit
Commissary at an Army/Red Cross hospital near Paris in Contrexeville, France, June 16, 1918. This photo provides interesting insights into ... «DVIDS, Jun 15»

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