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Definition of Captain

Captain

  1. A head, or chief officer
  2. 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.
  3. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  4. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  5. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  6. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  7. The foreman of a body of workmen.
  8. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  9. A military leader; a warrior.
  10. To act as captain of; to lead.
  11. Chief; superior.

Captain Quotations

I think about myself as like an ocean liner that's been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to 'stop,' but the ship doesn't stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I'm very flattered that people are still finding me useful.
Leonard Nimoy

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Thomas Aquinas

I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It's very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.
Gautam Gambhir

I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
Johnny Depp

My sports were team sports: ice hockey and baseball. The whole team dynamic is similar in business. Leadership is earned - the captain earns that role; it's not because he's the coach's son. These are all things we know, but in today's world, it's not a bad idea to remind ourselves.
James McNerney
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Captain Translations

captain in Afrikaans is kaptein
captain in Danish is kaptajn
captain in Dutch is captain, hopman, kapitein
captain in Finnish is kapteeni
captain in French is capitaine
captain in Norwegian is kaptein
captain in Swedish is kapten, kaptenen
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