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English Dictionary: commodore by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
commodore
n
  1. a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral
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 U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Commodore, PA
      Zip code(s): 15729
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