Definitions of captain

  1. To act as captain of; to lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the naval officer in command of a military ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a policeman in charge of a precinct Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A head, or chief officer Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The foreman of a body of workmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A military leader; a warrior. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One who has command of, or authority over, others; a commander; a chief; in the navy, an officer commanding a ship of war; the master of a merchant vessel; the head of a tearn in athletic games, as football and baseball. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A head or chief officer: the commander of a troop of horse, a company of infantry, or a ship: the overseer of a mine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The commander of a vessel, or of a company of soldiers; a chief; leader. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A chief commander; a chief officer, the commander of a company, a troop, or a ship; an overseer; the head of an eleven at cricket or a side. Captain-general, a commander-in-chief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. An officer who commands a company of foot, a troop of horse-soldiers, or a ship; a leader or chief; captain-general, the commander-in-chief of an army. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Chief; superior. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for captain

  1. " Never mind Captain Forrest or Captain Forrest's sister! – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  2. Is that really the case, Captain – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne