Definitions for CAPTAINˈkæp tən, -tɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cap•tainˈkæp tən, -tɪn(n.)
a person in authority over others; chief; leader.
an army officer ranking next above a first lieutenant.
a commissioned naval officer ranking above a commander.
an officer of any rank who commands a military vessel.
an officer in a police or fire department ranking next above a lieutenant.
the commander of a merchant vessel.
the pilot of an airplane.
the field leader of a sports team.
a person of great power and influence, esp. based on wealth.
Ref: bell captain.
(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
an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
the naval officer in command of a military ship
captain, police captain, police chief(noun)
a policeman in charge of a precinct
master, captain, sea captain, skipper(noun)
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
the leader of a group of people
"a captain of industry"
captain, senior pilot(noun)
the pilot in charge of an airship
captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'(verb)
a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
be the captain of a sports team
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
captain(noun)ˈkæp tən, -tɪn
a person in charge of a ship or plane
***the captain of the ship/plane
captainˈkæp tən, -tɪn
an upper rank in the military, police, or fire organization
***a captain in the army
captainˈkæp tən, -tɪn
a leader of a sports team
***the captain of the football team
A chief or leader.
The person lawfully in command of a ship or other vessel.
The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.
An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.
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.
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.
The leader of a group of workers.
John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."
A mau00EEtre d'.
An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.
To act as captain
To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
Origin: From capitaine, from capitaneus, from caput (English cap).
a head, or chief officer
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
an officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army
by courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain
the master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel
one in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc
the foreman of a body of workmen
a person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team
a military leader; a warrior
to act as captain of; to lead
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1900
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3781
Rank popularity for the word 'CAPTAIN' in Nouns Frequency: #827
Translations for CAPTAIN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the commander of a ship, an aircraft, or a group of soldiers.
- رُبّان، قُبْطانArabic
- мор. капитанBulgarian
- capitãoPortuguese (BR)
- der KapitänGerman
- πλοίαρχος, κυβερνήτης, λοχαγόςGreek
- سر گروه؛ فرماندهFarsi
- कप्तान, सेनापत, जहाज का अध्यक्षHindi
- kapetan, zapovjednikCroatian
- skipstjóri, foringi, fyrirliðiIcelandic
- سر گروه؛ فرماندهPersian
- капитан; командирRussian
- kapten, kommendörSwedish
- หัวหน้าผู้ควบคุมเรือ เครื่องบิน หรือกองทหารThai
- 船長，機長Chinese (Trad.)
- بحری جہاز ، ہوائی جہاز یا سپاہیوں کے ایک گروہ کا کماندارUrdu
- thuyền trưởng; cơ trưởngVietnamese
- 船长，机长Chinese (Simp.)
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