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Noun: captain  kap-tun
  1. (military) an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  2. (military) the naval officer in command of a military ship
    - skipper
  3. A policeman in charge of a precinct
    - police captain, police chief
  4. An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    - master, sea captain, skipper
  5. The leader of a group of people
    "a captain of industry";
    - chieftain
  6. The pilot in charge of an airship
    - senior pilot
  7. A dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
    - headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'
  8. The player who is leader of a sports team
Verb: captain  kap-tun
  1. Be the captain of a sports team
  2. To exercise command of a ship, aircraft, etc.

Derived forms: captains, captaining, captained

Type of: aeroplane pilot [Brit], airplane pilot [N. Amer], bobby [Brit, informal], commissioned military officer, commissioned naval officer, dining-room attendant, head, lead, leader, officer, pilot, plod [Brit, informal], police officer, policeman, restaurant attendant, ship's officer

Encyclopedia: Captain, May I?