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cap·tain

 (kăp′tən)
n.
1. One who commands, leads, or guides others, especially:
a. The officer in command of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
b. A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
c. The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
2.
a. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
b. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below rear admiral.
c. One who holds the rank of captain.
3. A figure in the forefront; a leader: a captain of industry.
4. One who supervises or directs the work of others, especially:
a. A district official for a political party.
b. A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
c. A bell captain.
tr.v. cap·tained, cap·tain·ing, cap·tains
To act as captain of; command or direct: captained the football team.

[Middle English capitain, from Old French, from Late Latin capitāneus, chief, from Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cap′tain·cy, cap′tain·ship′ n.

captain

(ˈkæptɪn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the person in charge of and responsible for a vessel
2. (Military) an officer of the navy who holds a rank junior to a rear admiral but senior to a commander
3. (Military) an officer of the army, certain air forces, and the marine corps who holds a rank junior to a major but senior to a lieutenant
4. (Aeronautics) the officer in command of a civil aircraft, usually the senior pilot
5. (Team Sports, other than specified) the leader of a team in games
6. (Games, other than specified) the leader of a team in games
7. a person in command over a group, organization, etc; leader: a captain of industry.
8. (Law) US a police officer in charge of a precinct
9. US and Canadian (formerly) a head waiter
10. Also called: bell captain US and Canadian a supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
11. informal Austral a person who is buying drinks for people in a bar
vb
(tr) to be captain of
[C14: from Old French capitaine, from Late Latin capitāneus chief, from Latin caput head]
ˈcaptaincy, ˈcaptainˌship n

cap•tain

(ˈkæp tən, -tɪn)

n.
1. a person in authority over others; chief; leader.
2. an army officer ranking next above a first lieutenant.
3. a commissioned naval officer ranking above a commander.
4. an officer of any rank who commands a military vessel.
5. an officer in a police or fire department ranking next above a lieutenant.
6. the commander of a merchant vessel.
7. the pilot of an airplane.
8. the field leader of a sports team.
9. a person of great power and influence, esp. based on wealth.
v.t.
12. to lead or command as a captain.
[1325–75; Middle English capitain < Anglo-French capitain, captayn < Late Latin capitāneus chief <caput head + -ān(us) -an1]
cap′tain•cy, cap′tain•ship`, n.

captain


Past participle: captained
Gerund: captaining

Imperative
captain
captain
Present
I captain
you captain
he/she/it captains
we captain
you captain
they captain
Preterite
I captained
you captained
he/she/it captained
we captained
you captained
they captained
Present Continuous
I am captaining
you are captaining
he/she/it is captaining
we are captaining
you are captaining
they are captaining
Present Perfect
I have captained
you have captained
he/she/it has captained
we have captained
you have captained
they have captained
Past Continuous
I was captaining
you were captaining
he/she/it was captaining
we were captaining
you were captaining
they were captaining
Past Perfect
I had captained
you had captained
he/she/it had captained
we had captained
you had captained
they had captained
Future
I will captain
you will captain
he/she/it will captain
we will captain
you will captain
they will captain
Future Perfect
I will have captained
you will have captained
he/she/it will have captained
we will have captained
you will have captained
they will have captained
Future Continuous
I will be captaining
you will be captaining
he/she/it will be captaining
we will be captaining
you will be captaining
they will be captaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been captaining
you have been captaining
he/she/it has been captaining
we have been captaining
you have been captaining
they have been captaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been captaining
you will have been captaining
he/she/it will have been captaining
we will have been captaining
you will have been captaining
they will have been captaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been captaining
you had been captaining
he/she/it had been captaining
we had been captaining
you had been captaining
they had been captaining
Conditional
I would captain
you would captain
he/she/it would captain
we would captain
you would captain
they would captain
Past Conditional
I would have captained
you would have captained
he/she/it would have captained
we would have captained
you would have captained
they would have captained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.captain - an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenantcaptain - an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned military officer - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
2.captain - the naval officer in command of a military ship
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
flag captain - the captain of a flagship
3.captain - a policeman in charge of a precinctcaptain - a policeman in charge of a precinct
Chief Constable - the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
4.captain - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant shipcaptain - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
5.captain - the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
6.captain - the pilot in charge of an airshipcaptain - the pilot in charge of an airship  
group captain - a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
airplane pilot, pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
7.captain - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customerscaptain - a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant - someone employed to provide service in a dining room
Verb1.captain - be the captain of a sports team
head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"

captain

noun
1. leader, boss, master, skipper, chieftain, head, number one (informal), chief He is a former English cricket captain.
2. commander, officer, skipper, (senior) pilot a beefy German sea captain

captain

verb
To have authoritative charge of:
Translations
رُبّان، قُبْطانقائِد، رَئيسنَقِيبيَتَرأَّس، يَقود
kapitánbýt kapitán
kaptajnanføre
KapitänMannschaftskapitänStabshauptmannKapitän zur Seeanführen
kapteenikommodori
kapetan
foringi, fyrirliîiskipstjóri, foringi, fyrirliîistjórna, vera fyrirliîi
船長
선장
būti kapitonukapitonaskapitono pareigosvadovauti
būt par kapteinikapteinispriekšnieks
byť kapitánom
kapetankapitan
kapten
กัปตัน
kaptankaptanlık yapmak/etmektakım kaptanı
đại úy

captain

[ˈkæptɪn]
A. N (Mil, Naut, Sport) → capitán/ana m/f (Aer) → comandante mf (US) (Police) → comisario/a m/f de distrito
captain of industrymagnate mf de la industria, gran industrial mf
B. VT [+ team] → capitanear
a team captained by Graceun equipo capitaneado por Grace

captain

[ˈkæptɪn]
n
(MILITARY)capitaine mf
[ship] → capitaine mf
[team] → capitaine mf
She's captain of the hockey team → Elle est capitaine de l'équipe de hockey.
vt
[+ ship] → commander
[+ team] → être capitaine de

captain

(abbr Capt)
n (Mil) → Hauptmann m; (Naut, Aviat, Sport) → Kapitän m; (US, in restaurant) → Oberkellner m; yes, captain!jawohl, Herr Hauptmann/Kapitän!; captain of industryIndustriekapitän m
vt (Sport) teamanführen; (Naut) shipbefehligen; he captained the team for yearser war jahrelang Kapitän der Mannschaft

captain

[ˈkæptɪn]
1. ncapitano, comandante m
captain of industry → capitano d'industria
2. vt (team) → essere capitano di, capitanare; (ship) → comandare

captain

(ˈkӕptən) noun
1. the commander of a ship, an aircraft, or a group of soldiers.
2. (abbreviated to Capt. , when written in titles) the leader of a team or club.
verb
to be captain of (something non-military). John captained the football team last year.
ˈcaptaincy noun
the job of captain. the captaincy of the team.

captain

نَقِيب kapitán kaptajn Kapitän καπετάνιος capitán kapteeni capitaine kapetan capitano 船長 선장 kapitein kaptein kapitan capitão капитан kapten กัปตัน kaptan đại úy 机长或船长
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