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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.captaincy - the post of captain
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
رِئاسَه، قِيادَه
funkcia kapitána


[ˈkæptənsɪ] Ncapitanía f


nBefehligung f, → Befehl m; (Sport) → Führung f; to get the captaincy (Sport) → zum Mannschaftskapitän ernannt werden; under his captaincymit ihm als Kapitän


(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.
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.
References in classic literature ?
They were indeed admirably received by Mazarin, who paid them numerous compliments, and announced that they were more than half on their way to obtain what they desired, namely, D'Artagnan his captaincy, Porthos his barony.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
He was cashiered from the Russian army, in which he held a captaincy.
But indeed this White Company is a rough band, and may take some handling ere you find yourself safe in your captaincy.
JOHN Carver says he would "review" Newcastle United's captaincy next season if he gets the head coach job - and has dropped a hint Daryl Janmaat is a candidate to skipper the Magpies next term.
SAM Warburton has admitted he was a reluctant leader at first as he prepares to equal the Wales captaincy record against France today.
Malik said his aim was to play for Pakistan, while captaincy was a secondary issue.
Contract notice: Exploitation of the captaincy of the river stop confluence and maintenance of boating instead.
A captain has to be an automatic choice in the side and perform with his first calling before he can take over the captaincy.
The Australian rubbished the claim made in Tendulkar's autobiography Playing It My Way , and said he never contemplated the change in captaincy.
Sharjah: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken exception to Shahid Afridi's remarks criticising skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's style of captaincy.
The ECB has a responsibility to Cook the person to do the right thing and if that means taking the captaincy away then so be it.