1. [ noun ] (military,work) an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
Related terms: commissioned_military_officer military
2. [ noun ] (nautical,military,work) the naval officer in command of a military ship
Synonyms: skipper
Related terms: commissioned_naval_officer flag_captain military
3. [ noun ] (law) a policeman in charge of a precinct
Synonyms: police_chief police_captain
Related terms: policeman beria chief_constable
4. [ noun ] (nautical,work) an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
Synonyms: sea_captain skipper master
Related terms: officer Flying_Dutchman Kidd skipper
5. [ noun ] the leader of a group of people
Synonyms: chieftain

"a captain of industry"

Related terms: leader
6. [ verb ] (sport) be the captain of a sports team
Related terms: head
7. [ noun ] (work) the pilot ins charge of an airship
Synonyms: senior_pilot
Related terms: pilot group_captain
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21684
9. [ noun ] (work) a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
Synonyms: maitre_d'hotel headwaiter maitre_d' head_waiter
Related terms: dining-room_attendant
Similar spelling:   captaincy