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Captain (IPA: /ˈkæptən/)


Captain (n.)

A head, or chief officer

Captain (n.)

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.

Captain (n.)

An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.

Captain (n.)

By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.

Captain (n.)

The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.

Captain (n.)

One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.

Captain (n.)

The foreman of a body of workmen.

Captain (n.)

A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.

Captain (n.)

A military leader; a warrior.

Captain (v. t.)

To act as captain of; to lead.

Captain (a.)

Chief; superior.