(1) A dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
(2) The pilot in charge of an airship
(3) The naval officer in command of a military ship
(4) A policeman in charge of a precinct
(5) An officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
The leader of a group of people
"A captain of industry"
(7) An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
(8) Be the captain of a sports team
- An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
- A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.
- A commissioned officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a commander and junior to a rear admiral (lower half). A captain is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.
- The person lawfully in command of a vessel.
- The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.
- The person lawfully in command of an airliner.
- This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your safety belts.
- One of the athletes on a sports team who designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.
- The leader of a group of workers.
- John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."
- A maître d'.
- 1977, Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, lyricists, "Hotel California",
- So I called up the Captain, "Please bring me my wine."
- He said: "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969."
- An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.
, straw boss, foreman skipper
, master pilot
, pilot in command CAPT
, CAPT. , Capt. , Capt
- To act as captain
- To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.