Definitions of captain

  1. be the captain of a sports team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the pilot ins charge of an airship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the naval officer in command of a military ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a policeman in charge of a precinct Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. A head, or chief officer Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. The foreman of a body of workmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. A military leader; a warrior. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To act as captain of; to lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Chief; superior. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 1. As a purely military title, "captain" answers to sar in the Hebrew army and tribune in the Roman. The captain of the guard in ( Acts 28:16 ) was probably the prefectus pratorio . 2. Katsin , occasionally rendered captain, applies Sometimes to a military, ( Joshua 10:24 ; Judges 11:6 Judges 11:11 ; Isaiah 22:3 ; Daniel 11:18 ) sometimes to a civil command, e.g. ( Isaiah 1:10 ; 3:6 ) 3. The captain of the temple, mentioned ( Luke 22:4 ; Acts 4:1 ; 5:24 ) superintended the guard of priests and Levites who kept watch by night in the temple. biblestudytools.com
  27. Heb. sar ( 1 Samuel 22:2 ; 2 Sam 23:19 ). Rendered "chief," Genesis 40:2 ; 41:9 ; rendered also "prince," Daniel 1:7 ; "ruler," Judges 9:30 ; "governor,' 1 Kings 22:26 . This same Hebrew word denotes a military captain ( Exodus 18:21 ; 2 Kings 1:9 ; Deuteronomy 1:15 ; 1 Samuel 18:13 , etc.), the "captain of the body-guard" ( Genesis 37:36 ; 39:1 ; 41:10 ; Jeremiah 40:1 ), or, as the word may be rendered, "chief of the executioners" (marg.). The officers of the king's body-guard frequently acted as executioners. Nebuzar-adan ( Jeremiah 39:13 ) and Arioch ( Daniel 2:14 ) held this office in Babylon. The "captain of the guard" mentioned in Acts 28:16 was the Praetorian prefect, the commander of the Praetorian troops. biblestudytools.com
  28. Another word (Heb. katsin) so translated denotes sometimes a military ( Joshua 10:24 ; Judges 11:6 Judges 11:11 ; Isaiah 22:3 "rulers;" Daniel 11:18 ) and sometimes a civil command, a judge, magistrate, Arab. kady , ( Isaiah 1:10 ; 3:6 ; Micah 3:1 Micah 3:9 ). biblestudytools.com
  29. It is also the rendering of a Hebrew word (shalish) meaning "a third man," or "one of three." The LXX. render in plural by tristatai ; i.e., "soldiers fighting from chariots," so called because each war-chariot contained three men, one of whom acted as charioteer while the other two fought ( Exodus 14:7 ; 15:4 ; 1 Kings 9:22 ; Compare 2 Kings 9:25 ). This word is used also to denote the king's body-guard ( 2 Kings 10:25 ; 1 Chronicles 12:18 ; 2 Chr 11:11 ) or aides-de-camp. biblestudytools.com
  30. The "captain of the temple" mentioned in Acts 4:1 and 5:24 was not a military officer, but superintendent of the guard of priests and Levites who kept watch in the temple by night. (Compare "the ruler of the house of God," 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; 2 Chr. 31:13 ; Nehemiah 11:11 .) biblestudytools.com
  31. The Captain of our salvation is a name given to our Lord ( Hebrews 2:10 ), because he is the author and source of our salvation, the head of his people, whom he is conducting to glory. The "captain of the Lord's host" ( Joshua 5:14 Joshua 5:15 ) is the name given to that mysterious person who manifested himself to Abraham ( Genesis 12:7 ), and to Moses in the bush ( Exodus 3:2 Exodus 3:6 , etc.) the Angel of the covenant. (See ANGEL .) These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Captain". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  32. kap't[=a]n, or kap'tin, n. 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 leader of a team or club: the head-boy of a school.--v.t. to lead.--ns. CAP'TAINCY, the rank or commission of a captain; CAP'TAIN-GEN'ERAL, chief commander of an army; CAP'TAINSHIP, CAP'TAINRY (obs.), rank or condition of a captain: skill in commanding. [O. Fr. capitaine--Low L. capitaneus, chief--L. caput, head.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Chief, leader; great soldier, strategist, experienced commander; (Army) chief company or troop officer. (Navy) officer commanding man-of-war (also used, by courtesy, of commander); C. of the Fleet, adjutant-general of a force, with rear-admiral\'s uniform; chief sailor of special gang (c. of forecastle &c.). Master of merchant ship; manager of Cornish mine; foreman; head boy; leader of side in games; =Grey Gurnard. Hence captaincy, captainship, nn., captainless a. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. See Cuttle. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. n. [Latin] The head of chief officer;—one who commands a company or troop;—the commander of a ship; the foreman of a body of workmen and the like;—a tried leader. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. A chief commander; the commander of a company in a regiment; the chief commander of a ship; Captain General, the general or commander in chief of an army. Complete Dictionary

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