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Meaning & Definition of Captain in English

English

Captain

/kæptən/

noun

1. An officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

    synonym:
  • captain

2. The naval officer in command of a military ship

    synonym:
  • captain
  • ,
  • skipper

3. A policeman in charge of a precinct

    synonym:
  • captain
  • ,
  • police captain
  • ,
  • police chief

4. An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

    synonym:
  • master
  • ,
  • captain
  • ,
  • sea captain
  • ,
  • skipper

5. The leader of a group of people

  • "A captain of industry"
    synonym:
  • captain
  • ,
  • chieftain

6. The pilot in charge of an airship

    synonym:
  • captain
  • ,
  • senior pilot

7. A dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

    synonym:
  • captain
  • ,
  • headwaiter
  • ,
  • maitre d'hotel
  • ,
  • maitre d'

verb

1. Be the captain of a sports team

    synonym:
  • captain

Examples of using

The captain decided to send out a scout.
Tom has the rank of captain.
The captain gave the order.