[ US /ˈkæptən/ ]
[ UK /kˈæptɪn/ ]
  1. the leader of a group of people
    a captain of industry
  2. a policeman in charge of a precinct
  3. the naval officer in command of a military ship
  4. the pilot in charge of an airship
  5. a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
  6. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  7. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  1. be the captain of a sports team
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How To Use captain In A Sentence

  • The captain's armband must have special powers because he's been brilliant. Times, Sunday Times
  • You would be hard pressed to find a young captain or major who hadn't flown combat sorties in the area of operations.
  • You captain the dream team of smart thinkers that shine with self-confidence and boundless energy. The Sun
  • Richard Harris delivers a riveting portrayal of Captain Tyreen.
  • Minister for Defence Robert Hill talks with an Australian Army captain and warrant officer at a Middle East base.
  • I showed up at West Point and found that 60% of my classmates were team captains, and 20% were valedictorians.
  • captainpoco: Overladen or overloaded, not overladed. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Historically, 95 percent of lieutenants become captains.
  • Beckham is a beaut, probably England's best player, but as captain?
  • Pearl scurried about the deck, searching the pirate crew to find the captain.
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