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Definitions of captain

  1. be the captain of a sports team
  2. a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
  3. the pilot ins charge of an airship
  4. the naval officer in command of a military ship
  5. a policeman in charge of a precinct
  6. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  7. the leader of a group of people; " a captain of industry"
  8. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  9. A head, or chief officer
  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.
  11. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  12. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  13. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  14. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  15. The foreman of a body of workmen.
  16. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  17. A military leader; a warrior.
  18. To act as captain of; to lead.
  19. Chief; superior.
  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.
  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.
  22. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship.
  23. The commander of a vessel, or of a company of soldiers; a chief; leader.
  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.
  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.
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Quotes of captain

  1. Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor. – William Adams
  2. I think the toughest part for me was when Herschelle said that he obviously looked up to his Captain and he felt if his Captain could do it, then so could he, and that to me was when it really struck home. – Hansie Cronje
  3. When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship. – Dick Gregory
  4. Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer. – William Hull
  5. The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat. – Guy Lafleur
  6. The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten. – Meriwether Lewis
  7. I was assistant in Edmonton with Wayne as captain and Kevin Lowe was the other assistant. – Mark Messier
  8. I was working in restaurants as a captain and as a waiter. – Sally Schneider
  9. One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it. – William Shatner
  10. As the captain I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around. – Patrick Stewart
  11. I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945. – Eli Wallach
  12. And it was where I learned how to play tennis and eventually became captain of the tennis team at the school and was on the Junior Davis Cup in New York City. – Sanford I. Weill

Usage examples for captain

  1. You were a captain – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. Look, Captain Harren, can you see them?" – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  3. " Never mind Captain Forrest or Captain Forrest's sister! – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  4. " Yes, captain said Bob. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  5. How are you, Captain – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  6. My man, said the captain I want you to answer a question. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  7. I am Captain Kasghine. – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  8. This is Captain Rannie. – Command by William McFee
  9. " I wish it may have been," was all the captain said. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  10. I hate Dickies- they are always in the way, and the captain has to keep just as much of a watch with one as without one. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. The captain had told him the same. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  12. Well, Captain Marsham, I'll see about your men at once. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  13. What do you say, Captain Hardy? – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. " Yes, him," said the captain – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  15. " Yes, Tom," said Captain Burr, gently, " that's the how of it." – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  16. Is that really the case, Captain – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  17. The Captain and the King called one another brother. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  18. Bertie had one bed, the captain the other. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  19. I asked the captain where we were. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  20. " Well, captain I'm sorry to hear this from you," said Mr. Grigsby. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin

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