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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

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

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
Charles Baudelaire

As a child, I had the opportunity to meet the captain onboard a British Airways flight. It was so exciting to see the cockpit and controls. I was in awe of the captain, and he stamped my log book, which I still have to this day.
Orlando Bloom

I'd love to see T'he Avengers' with Robert Downey, Jr. playing Loki and Clark Gregg playing 'Thor' and I play Captain America.
Tom Hiddleston

In Medford, I awaked the Captain of the Minute Men; & after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.
Paul Revere
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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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