(noun, verb)


1. an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

Definition categories: person

2. the naval officer in command of a military ship

Similar word(s): skipper

Definition categories: person

3. a policeman in charge of a precinct

Definition categories: person, officer, policeman

4. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Similar word(s): master, skipper

Definition categories: person, officer

5. the leader of a group of people

- a captain of industry

Similar word(s): chieftain

Definition categories: person, leader

6. the pilot in charge of an airship

Definition categories: person, pilot

7. a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

Similar word(s): headwaiter

Definition categories: person

Sentences with captain as a noun:

- The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.

- John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."


1. be the captain of a sports team

Definition categories: social, head, lead