(noun.) a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers.
(noun.) the pilot in charge of an airship.
(noun.) the naval officer in command of a military ship.
(noun.) a policeman in charge of a precinct.
(noun.) an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant.
(noun.) the leader of a group of people; 'a captain of industry'.
(verb.) be the captain of a sports team.
Edited by Elsie--From WordNet
(n.) A head, or chief officer
(n.) 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.
(n.) An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
(n.) By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
(n.) The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
(n.) One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
(n.) The foreman of a body of workmen.
(n.) A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
(n.) A military leader; a warrior.
(v. t.) To act as captain of; to lead.
(a.) Chief; superior.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Commander, leader, chief, chieftain.. Warrior, military genius.
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.
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To dream of seeing a captain of any company, denotes your noblest aspirations will be realized. If a woman dreams that her lover is a captain, she will be much harassed in mind from jealousy and rivalry.
- The water pumps were at work again, and I am not sure that the soft-hearted Captain's eyes did not also twinkle. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Captain Lydgate's stupidity was delicately scented, carried itself with style, talked with a good accent, and was closely related to Sir Godwin. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He flourished back and got his cup and set it down triumphantly, and said: Just try that mixture once, Captain Duncan. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- As he saw his mate go down he crouched, and, with a low snarl, sprang upon the captain crushing him to his knees with a single mighty blow. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Your officer, Captain Dufranne, is one of them, and the forest man who has saved the lives of every member of my father's party is the other. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Russell, in 1862; Sayce, in 1864; Captain Abney, for photographing the transit of Venus in 1874; Rev. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Quartered here, Captain George? William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Carriages and horses were provided for all; captains and under officers chosen, and the whole assemblage wisely organized. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- He's an American, one of the other captains said. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Is it any wonder that its captains and commanders and officials, nay, even its clerks and common soldiers, came back to England loaded with spoils? H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I'll take the American Tenente, one of the captains said. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Captains Sibley and Porter followed a few hundred yards behind. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The two captains took off their coats. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- But the Subalterns' and Captains' ladies (the Major is unmarried) cabal against her a good deal. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.