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

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
George Santayana
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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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