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Captainlike vs. Captain

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Captainlikeadjective

Resembling or characteristic of a captain.

Captainnoun

A chief or leader.

Captainnoun

The person lawfully in command of a ship or other vessel.

‘The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.’;

Captainnoun

An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.

Captainnoun

A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.

Captainnoun

A commissioned officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a commander and junior to a rear admiral (lower half). A captain is equal in grade or rank to an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.

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Captainnoun

One of the athletes on a sports team who designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.

Captainnoun

The leader of a group of workers.

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

Captainnoun

A maître d'.

Captainnoun

(southern US) An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.

Captainnoun

(internet) Someone who provides contextual information for a post. Originally a shorthand for 'Captain Obvious'.

Captainverb

(intransitive) To act as captain

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Captainverb

(transitive) To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.

Captainnoun

A head, or chief officer

‘A trainband captain eke was he.’; ‘The Rhodian captain, relying on . . . the lightness of his vessel, passed, in open day, through all the guards.’;

Captainnoun

A military leader; a warrior.

‘Foremost captain of his time.’;

Captainverb

To act as captain of; to lead.

‘Men who captained or accompanied the exodus from existing forms.’;

Captainadjective

Chief; superior.

‘captain jewes in the carcanet.’;

Captainnoun

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

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Captainnoun

the naval officer in command of a military ship

Captainnoun

a policeman in charge of a precinct

Captainnoun

an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Captainnoun

the leader of a group of people;

‘a captain of industry’;

Captainnoun

the pilot ins charge of an airship

Captainnoun

a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

Captainverb

be the captain of a sports team

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