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
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 maître 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
Origin: [OE. capitain, captain, OF. capitain, F. capitaine (cf. Sp. capitan, It. capitano), LL. capitaneus, capitanus, fr. L. caput the head. See under Chief, and cf. Chieftain.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kap′tān, or kap′tin, n. a head or chief officer: the commander of a troop of horse, a company of infantry, or a ship: the overseer of a mine: the leader of a team or club: the head-boy of a school.—v.t. to lead.—ns. Cap′taincy, the rank or commission of a captain; Cap′tain-gen′eral, chief commander of an army; Cap′tainship, Cap′tainry (obs.), rank or condition of a captain: skill in commanding. [O. Fr. capitaine—Low L. capitaneus, chief—L. caput, head.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'captain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1900
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Rank popularity for the word 'captain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3781
Rank popularity for the word 'captain' in Nouns Frequency: #827
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The numerical value of captain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of captain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- نقيب, قبطان, طيار, قائد المنتخبArabic
- капитан, командвам, водяBulgarian
- capitàCatalan, Valencian
- kapitán, námořní kapitánCzech
- Kapitän, Kapitän zur See, Mannschaftskapitän, Hauptmann, Flugkapitän, StabshauptmannGerman
- λοχαγός, πλοίαρχος, καπετάνιος, αρχηγός, κυβερνώ, ηγούμαι, σμηναγός, κυβερνήτηςGreek
- capitán, capitanearSpanish
- kommodori, lentokapteeni, kapteeniFinnish
- sgiobair, caipteanScottish Gaelic
- százados, kapitány, csapatkapitányHungarian
- 船長, 機長, 大尉, 大佐, キャプテンJapanese
- 선장, 船長, 대위Korean
- kaptein, kommandørNorwegian
- kapitein, aanvoerderDutch
- kaptein, kommandørNorwegian Nynorsk
- kapitan, dowodzićPolish
- capitão, capitãPortuguese
- satnik, satnicaSerbo-Croatian
- stotnik, stotnica, kapétanka, kapétanSlovene
- unahodha, nahodha, amrishaSwahili
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