HyperDic: captain

English > 8 senses of the word captain:
NOUNperson captainan officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
person captain, skipperthe naval officer in command of a military ship
person captain, police captain, police chiefa policeman in charge of a precinct
person captain, master, sea captain, skipperan officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
person captain, chieftainthe leader of a group of people
person captain, senior pilotthe pilot in charge of an airship
person captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
VERBsocialcaptainbe the captain of a sports team
captain > pronunciation
Soundskae'ptahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadercommissioned military officerA commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
Spanishcapitán
Catalancapità
Nounscaptainshipthe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe naval officer in command of a military ship.
Synonymskipper
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerflag captainThe captain of a flagship
Broadercommissioned naval officerA commissioned officer in the navy
Spanishcapitán
Catalancapità
Nounscaptainshipthe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA policeman in charge of a precinct.
Synonymspolice captain, police chief
InstancesBeria, Lavrenti Pavlovich BeriaSoviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin
NarrowerChief ConstableThe head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
Broaderpoliceman, police officer, officerA member of a police force
Spanishcapitán de policía, capitán, jefe de policía
Catalancapità de policia
Nounscaptainshipthe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningAn officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship.
Synonymsmaster, sea captain, skipper
InstancesKidd, William Kidd, Captain KiddScottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused / accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
Broaderofficer, ship's officerA person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
Spanishcapitana, capitán, patrona, patrón
Catalancapità, capitana, mestre, patró, patrona
Nounscaptainshipthe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningThe leader of a group of people.
Example"a captain of industry"
Synonymchieftain
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishjefa, jefe
Catalancap
Verbscaptainbe the captain of a sports team
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningThe pilot in charge of an airship.
Synonymsenior pilot
Narrowergroup captainA commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
Broaderpilot, airplane pilotsomeone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
Spanishcapitán
Catalancapità
Nounscaptainshipthe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
English > captain: 8 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningA dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers.
Synonymsheadwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'
Broaderdining-room attendant, restaurant attendantsomeone employed to provide service in a dining room
Spanishjefe de comedor, maitre
Catalanmaitre
English > captain: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe the captain of a sports team.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderhead, leadBe in charge of
Spanishcapitanear, liderar
Catalancapitanejar
Nounscaptainthe leader of a group of people

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