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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

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten.
Meriwether Lewis

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

Any captain can only do his best for the team and for cricket. When you are winning, you are a hero. Lose, and the backslappers fade away.
Richie Benaud

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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