Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun captain

7 senses of captain

Sense 1
captain -- (an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant)
       => commissioned military officer -- (a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps)

Sense 2
captain, skipper -- (the naval officer in command of a military ship)
       => commissioned naval officer -- (a commissioned officer in the navy)

Sense 3
captain, police captain, police chief -- (a policeman in charge of a precinct)
       => policeman, police officer, officer -- (a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer")

Sense 4
master, captain, sea captain, skipper -- (an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship)
       => officer, ship's officer -- (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines")

Sense 5
captain, chieftain -- (the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry")
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 6
captain, senior pilot -- (the pilot in charge of an airship)
       => pilot, airplane pilot -- (someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight)

Sense 7
captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d' -- (a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers)
       => dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant -- (someone employed to provide service in a dining room)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb captain

1 sense of captain

Sense 1
captain -- (be the captain of a sports team)
       => head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")

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