Meaning of CAPTAIN in English

CAPTAIN

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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

1.

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

...a ~ in the British army...

Are all your weapons in place, Captain?

N-TITLE; N-COUNT; N-VOC

2.

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

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

= skipper

N-COUNT: oft N of n, n N

3.

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

...the ~ of the aircraft carrier Saratoga.

= skipper

N-COUNT: oft N of n

4.

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

N-COUNT; N-TITLE

5.

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

N-COUNT; N-TITLE

6.

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

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

= skipper

VERB: V n

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