Meaning of CAPTAIN in English

CAPTAIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ kæptɪn ]

( captains, captaining, captained)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

In the army, navy, and some other armed forces, a captain is an officer of middle rank.

...a captain in the British army...

Are all your weapons in place, Captain?

N-TITLE ; N-COUNT ; N-VOC

2.

The captain of a sports team is the player in charge of it.

...Bob Willis, the former England cricket captain.

= skipper

N-COUNT : oft N of n , n N

3.

The captain of a ship is the sailor in charge of it.

...the captain of the aircraft carrier Saratoga.

= skipper

N-COUNT : oft N of n

4.

The captain of an aeroplane is the pilot in charge of it.

N-COUNT ; N-TITLE

5.

In the United States and some other countries, a captain is a police officer or fireman of fairly senior rank.

N-COUNT ; N-TITLE

6.

If you captain a team or a ship, you are the captain of it.

...Murdo McLeod, who captained Hibernian’s League-Cup-winning team in 1991...

= skipper

VERB : V n

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