"captain" in the noun sense
an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
2. captain, skipper
the naval officer in command of a military ship
3. captain, police captain, police chief
a policeman in charge of a precinct
4. master, captain, sea captain, skipper
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
5. captain, chieftain
the leader of a group of people
"a captain of industry"
6. captain, senior pilot
the pilot in charge of an airship
7. captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'
a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
"captain" in the verb sense
be the captain of a sports team
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