Definitions for (noun) captain

Main entry: captain, headwaiter, maitre d', maitre d'hotel

Definition: a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers


Main entry: senior pilot, captain

Definition: the pilot in charge of an airship


Main entry: captain, skipper

Definition: the naval officer in command of a military ship


Main entry: captain, police captain, police chief

Definition: a policeman in charge of a precinct


Main entry: captain

Definition: an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant


Main entry: captain, chieftain

Definition: the leader of a group of people

Usage: a captain of industry


Main entry: master, sea captain, skipper, captain

Definition: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Definitions for (verb) captain

Main entry: captain

Definition: be the captain of a sports team