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captain
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 11
1. Chief; superior.
Part of Speech: noun
3. An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
4. By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
5. The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
6. One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
8. A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To act as captain of; to lead.
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