Definitions of captain

  1. To act as captain of; to lead.
  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. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  7. A head, or chief officer
  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.
  9. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  10. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  11. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  12. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  13. The foreman of a body of workmen.
  14. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  15. A military leader; a warrior.
  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.
  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.
  18. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship.
  19. The commander of a vessel, or of a company of soldiers; a chief; leader.
  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.
  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.
  22. Chief; superior.
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