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Captain Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
  • the pilot ins charge of an airship
  • the naval officer in command of a military ship
  • a policeman in charge of a precinct
  • an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
  • an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  • be the captain of a sports team

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant ,
  • the naval officer in command of a military ship ,
  • a policeman in charge of a precinct ,
  • an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship ,
  • the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry" ,
  • the pilot in charge of an airship ,
  • a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

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Captain Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Captain is a military rank. Captains are officers in an army. In a navy, captains command an entire ship. Another type of captain is a commander of a ship who is not in the military. There are also captains in other uniformed organisations, including the police. A leader of a sports team is also called a captain, as well as the pilot of an airliner.



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'Captain' example sentence in quotations


* Jack When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate I'm Captain Jack Sparrow. - Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

* The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals. - Sallust

* My fate cannot be mastered it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul I am only its noisiest passenger. - Aldous Huxley


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