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Captain meaning

captain - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. A head, or chief officer
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  4. 4. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  5. 5. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  6. 6. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  7. 7. The foreman of a body of workmen.
  8. 8. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  9. 9. A military leader; a warrior.
  10. 10. To act as captain of; to lead.
  11. 11. Chief; superior.
  12. 12. The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship.

captain - examples of usage

  1. " Just one," says the Captain. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. " I would have been glad to have seen the captain. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " Not quite yet," said the captain. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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