Definition of captain:

part of speech: noun

The commander of a troop, a company, or a ship.

part of speech: noun

A head or chief officer: the commander of a troop of horse, a company of infantry, or a ship: the overseer of a mine.

part of speech: noun

One who has command of, or authority over, others; a commander; a chief; in the navy, an officer commanding a ship of war; the master of a merchant vessel; the head of a tearn in athletic games, as football and baseball.

Usage examples for captain:

  • " You'd never make it, captain he said. "Victory", Lester del Rey.
  • " No," said Captain Marsham. "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.
  • You speak of Captain Scarthe? "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  • " I will go with you, Captain said I; " good- by, Doctor." "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.

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