Definitions for CAPTAINˈkæp tən, -tɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cap•tainˈkæp tən, -tɪn(n.)

  1. a person in authority over others; chief; leader.

  2. an army officer ranking next above a first lieutenant.

    Category: Military

  3. a commissioned naval officer ranking above a commander.

    Category: Military

  4. an officer of any rank who commands a military vessel.

    Category: Military

  5. an officer in a police or fire department ranking next above a lieutenant.

  6. the commander of a merchant vessel.

    Category: Military

  7. the pilot of an airplane.

  8. the field leader of a sports team.

    Category: Sport

  9. a person of great power and influence, esp. based on wealth.

  10. Ref: headwaiter.

  11. Ref: bell captain.

  12. (v.t.)to lead or command as a captain.

Origin of captain:

1325–75; ME capitain < AF capitain, captayn < LL capitāneus chief <caput head +-ān(us) -an1

cap′tain•cy(n.)

cap′tain•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. captain(noun)

    an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

  2. captain, skipper(noun)

    the naval officer in command of a military ship

  3. captain, police captain, police chief(noun)

    a policeman in charge of a precinct

  4. master, captain, sea captain, skipper(noun)

    an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

  5. captain, chieftain(noun)

    the leader of a group of people

    "a captain of industry"

  6. captain, senior pilot(noun)

    the pilot in charge of an airship

  7. captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'(verb)

    a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

  8. captain(verb)

    be the captain of a sports team

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. captain(noun)ˈkæp tən, -tɪn

    a person in charge of a ship or plane

    ***the captain of the ship/plane

  2. captainˈkæp tən, -tɪn

    an upper rank in the military, police, or fire organization

    ***a captain in the army

  3. captainˈkæp tən, -tɪn

    a leader of a sports team

    ***the captain of the football team

Wiktionary

  1. captain(Noun)

    A chief or leader.

  2. captain(Noun)

    The person lawfully in command of a ship or other vessel.

    The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.

  3. captain(Noun)

    An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.

  4. captain(Noun)

    A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.

  5. captain(Noun)

    A commissioned officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a commander and junior to a rear admiral (lower half). A captain is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.

  6. captain(Noun)

    One of the athletes on a sports team who designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.

  7. captain(Noun)

    The leader of a group of workers.

    John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."

  8. captain(Noun)

    A mau00EEtre d'.

  9. captain(Noun)

    An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.

  10. captain(Verb)

    To act as captain

  11. captain(Verb)

    To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.

  12. Origin: From capitaine, from capitaneus, from caput (English cap).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captain(noun)

    a head, or chief officer

  2. Captain(noun)

    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. Captain(noun)

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

  4. Captain(noun)

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

  5. Captain(noun)

    the master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel

  6. Captain(noun)

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

  7. Captain(noun)

    the foreman of a body of workmen

  8. Captain(noun)

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

  9. Captain(noun)

    a military leader; a warrior

  10. Captain(verb)

    to act as captain of; to lead

  11. Captain(adj)

    chief; superior

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1900

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3781

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Nouns Frequency: #827


Translations for CAPTAIN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

captain(noun)

the commander of a ship, an aircraft, or a group of soldiers.

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