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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 naval officer in command of a military ship
  4. a policeman in charge of a precinct
  5. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  6. the leader of a group of people; " a captain of industry"
  7. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  8. A head, or chief officer
  9. 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.
  10. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  11. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  12. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  13. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  14. The foreman of a body of workmen.
  15. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  16. A military leader; a warrior.
  17. To act as captain of; to lead.
  18. Chief; superior.
  19. 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.
  20. A head or chief officer: the commander of a troop of horse, a company of infantry, or a ship: the overseer of a mine.
  21. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship.
  22. The commander of a vessel, or of a company of soldiers; a chief; leader.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.

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
  3. My man, said the captain, I want you to answer a question. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  4. Bertie had one bed, the captain the other. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  5. " I wish it may have been," was all the captain said. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  6. " Yes, captain," said Bob. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  7. Look, Captain Harren, can you see them?" – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  8. This is Captain Rannie. – Command by William McFee
  9. I asked the captain where we were. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  10. The captain had told him the same. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  11. " Yes, him," said the captain. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  12. Well, Captain Marsham, I'll see about your men at once. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  13. The Captain and the King called one another brother. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  14. I am Captain Kasghine. – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  15. What do you say, Captain Hardy? – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  16. You were a captain? – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  17. " Well, captain, I'm sorry to hear this from you," said Mr. Grigsby. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  18. 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
  19. " Yes, Tom," said Captain Burr, gently, " that's the how of it." – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  20. How are you, Captain? – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
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