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I'd like to be the commissioner of tennis, but do I want to get into politics? Sometimes I have delusions of grandeur that that would be an interesting, good thing. I'm talking about actual politics, like being a congressman, but then I see how unbelievably nasty it really is, and maybe I'm not quite knowledgeable enough to actually do it.
John McEnroe

Meaning of "commissioner" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMISSIONER

commissioner  [kəˈmɪʃənə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMISSIONER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commissioner 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 COMMISSIONER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Commissioner

A commissioner is, in principle, the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission. In practice, the title of commissioner has evolved to include a variety of senior officials, often sitting on a specific commission. In particular, commissioner frequently refers to senior police or government officials. A High Commissioner is equivalent to an ambassador, originally between the United Kingdom and the Dominions and now between all Commonwealth states, whether Commonwealth realms, republics, or countries having a monarch other than that of the realms. The title is also sometimes given to senior officials in the private sector; for instance, many North American sports leagues.

Definition of commissioner in the English dictionary

The first definition of commissioner in the dictionary is a person authorized to perform certain tasks or endowed with certain powers. Other definition of commissioner is any of several types of civil servant. Commissioner is also a member of a commission.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMISSIONER


auditioner
ɔːˈdɪʃənə
conditioner
kənˈdɪʃənə
decommissioner
ˌdiːkəˈmɪʃənə
exhibitioner
ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃənə
foundationer
faʊnˈdeɪʃənə
malpractitioner
ˌmælprækˈtɪʃənə
missioner
ˈmɪʃənə
munitioner
mjuːˈnɪʃənə
musicianer
mjuːˈzɪʃənə
parishioner
pəˈrɪʃənə
partitioner
pɑːˈtɪʃənə
petitioner
pɪˈtɪʃənə
physicianer
fɪˈzɪʃənə
practitioner
prækˈtɪʃənə
probationer
prəˈbeɪʃənə
stationer
ˈsteɪʃənə
subcommissioner
ˌsʌbkəˈmɪʃənə
tensioner
ˈtenʃənə
traditioner
trəˈdɪʃənə
vacationer
vəˈkeɪʃənə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMISSIONER

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 for Local Administration
commissioner for oaths
commissioner of education
Commissioner of Official Languages
commissionership
commissioning editor
commissural
commissure

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMISSIONER

actioner
air-conditioner
confectioner
executioner
family practitioner
fire commissioner
general practitioner
hair conditioner
high commissioner
medical practitioner
motioner
nurse practitioner
pensioner
portioner
provisioner
questioner
resolutioner
revolutioner
toner
versioner
visioner

Synonyms and antonyms of commissioner in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «commissioner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMISSIONER

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

Translator English - Chinese

> 重要官员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comisario
570 millions of speakers

English

commissioner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आयुक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مفوض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комиссар
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comissário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কমিশনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commissaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pesuruhjaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kommissionsmitglied
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

長官
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

행정 장관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komisioner
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ủy viên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆணையர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

komiser
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

commissario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

komisarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

комісар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comisar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Επίτροπος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kommissaris
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kommissionär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kommisjonær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commissioner

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMISSIONER»

The term «commissioner» is very widely used and occupies the 12.302 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMISSIONER» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMISSIONER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word commissioner.
1
Catherine Ashton
I was the first woman British commissioner, the first woman trade commissioner, so I am also proud to be the first woman High Representative.
2
Bob Beauprez
In my native Boulder County, Colorado, the fracking fanatics are out in force. They are marching door-to-door, petitions and mythology in hand, and they are storming city council and county commissioner meetings.
3
Howard Warren Buffett
I was pulled out of Omaha when I was younger because my father started to work, when he was done serving as county commissioner, at Archer Daniels Midland.
4
Vincent Frank
As a planning board commissioner, I have to review the applications for development throughout the city, and the bulk of those applications have been for the waterfront. I think the progress the waterfront has made is amazing.
5
Margaret Hamburg
At FDA, our mission is to promote and protect the health of the public. As commissioner, I've worked hard to galvanize people around that idea. I want employees to be thinking about the unique and essential contribution they are making to our mission.
6
Bill Huizenga
My dad was a city councilman and a county commissioner, so I grew up involved and engaged in the political process.
7
John McEnroe
I'd like to be the commissioner of tennis, but do I want to get into politics? Sometimes I have delusions of grandeur that that would be an interesting, good thing. I'm talking about actual politics, like being a congressman, but then I see how unbelievably nasty it really is, and maybe I'm not quite knowledgeable enough to actually do it.
8
Cal Ripken, Jr.
I'm always flattered when someone thinks of me as a potential commissioner of baseball.
9
Pete Rozelle
Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.
10
Pete Rozelle
Rather than saying that the commissioner is hired by the owners and therefore is subservient to them, you have to look at whether or not the players are getting a fair shake.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMISSIONER»

Discover the use of commissioner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commissioner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hardball: The Education of a Baseball Commissioner
In a new afterword to this Bison Books edition, Bowie Kuhn, who now resides both in Jacksonville, Florida, and on Long Island, gives his take on the state of baseball since his retirement as commissioner in 1984.
Martin Appel, 1987
2
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: The ...
4. The Brahimi report.
B. G. Ramcharan, 2002
3
The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death
The Commissioner is a gripping description of Keith's personal experiences involving Leslie's assassination and the five courageous lawmen who struggled to stop D'Artois' tyranny.
Bill Keith, 2013
4
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Prior to 1862, when the Department of Agriculture was established, the report on agriculture was prepared and published by the Commissioner of Patents, and forms volume or part of volume, of his annual reports, the first being that of 1840.
United States. Patent Office, 1867
5
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): ...
This revised and expanded 2nd edition of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to offer a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them.
Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher, James Milner, 2013
6
Bones: Being Further Adventures in Mr. Commissioner Sanders' ...
Edgar Wallace was one of the most popular and prolific authors of his era. In Bones, Wallace spins an engaging yarn about the adventures of an intrepid lieutenant as he travels through Africa on a series of life-or-death missions.
Edgar Wallace, 2012
7
Corporate Taxation: Examples and Explanations
Commissioner, 499 Alderman v. Commissioner, 89 American Bantam Car Co. v. Commissioner, 63 Arnes v. Commissioner, 185 Arnes v. United States, 184 Arrowsmith v. Commissioner, 252-253 Bangor & Aroostook R.R. v. Commissioner  ...
Cheryl D. Block, 2004
8
Diplomacy with a Difference: The Commonwealth Office of High ...
Using archival material from four states, interviews and correspondence with diplomats, and a wealth of literature on the Commonwealth and its members, this book explores the evolution of distinctive diplomatic links between Commonwealth ...
Lorna Lloyd, 2007
9
The Truth Commissioner: A Novel
David Park illustrates how one solution might take shape by inventing a fictional truth commission, modeled on South Africa's TRC.
David Park, 2008
10
The Work of the Information Commissioner: Appointment of a ...
Appointment of a New Commissioner; Third Report of Session 2008-09; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Justice Committee. Constitution 26. As mentioned above ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Justice Committee, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMISSIONER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commissioner is used in the context of the following news items.
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More CCTV cameras installed in major towns — Police Commissioner
COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Carl Williams says that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has increased the number of closed circuit ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
2
Grading the commissioner
"Maybe the commissioner did not understand the question because he could not have given such an answer. Right now, he deserves no more ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
3
Apple CEO, NBA commissioner among new Duke University Board …
Durham, N.C. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders are three of ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
4
Commissioner's son 'coming down from cocaine' during tractor crash …
A police and crime commissioner's son, accused of killing a woman in a road crash, may have been coming down from cocaine at the time, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Superior Court Judge Upholds Labor Commissioner's Decision That …
LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge last week sided with the Labor Commissioner's Office in ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
6
Nevada names new insurance commissioner after resignation
State officials announced Tuesday that longtime state employee Amy Parks will serve as acting insurance commissioner. The promotion comes after Scott J. «KRNV My News 4, Jul 15»
7
Nuclear commissioner visits US, Canada
Commissioner Kevin Scarce will spend time with regulatory agencies, technical experts and private organisations to discuss their experience ... «The West Australian, Jul 15»
8
Police will not spare anyone violating helmet rule, says Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) A.G. Babu and Assistant Commissioner of Police Tirumalaikumar were present. Keywords: ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
The Past Was Close Behind: Commissioner Gordon as Batman!?
The Past Was Close Behind: Commissioner Gordon as Batman!? Comics Should be Good · All Video · CBR TV · Movie Trailers/Clips ... «Comic Book Resources, Jul 15»
10
Bonnie Hommrich named new DCS commissioner
Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bonnie Hommrich as the new commissioner for the Department of Children's Services. The appointment is a ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»

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