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Commander vs. Captain

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  • Commander (noun)

    One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.

  • Commander (noun)

    A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.

  • Commander (noun)

    One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.

  • Commander (noun)

    A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.

  • Commander (noun)

    The chief officer of a commandry.

  • Commander (noun)

    A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

  • Commander (noun)

    A rank within an honorary order: e.g. Commander of the Legion of Honour.

  • Commander (noun)

    Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus ver=190708.

  • Captain (noun)

    A chief or leader.

  • Captain (noun)

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

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

  • Captain (noun)

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

  • Captain (noun)

    A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.

  • Captain (noun)

    A commissioned officer in the Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.

  • Captain (noun)

    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.

  • Captain (noun)

    The leader of a group of workers.

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

  • Captain (noun)

    A maître d'.

  • Captain (noun)

    An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.

  • Captain (noun)

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

  • Captain (verb)

    To act as captain

  • Captain (verb)

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

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  • Commander (noun)

    A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

  • Commander (noun)

    An officer who ranks next below a captain, - ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.

  • Commander (noun)

    The chief officer of a commandery.

  • Commander (noun)

    A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

  • Captain (noun)

    A head, or chief officer

  • Captain (noun)

    A military leader; a warrior.

  • Captain

    To act as captain of; to lead.

  • Captain (adjective)

    Chief; superior.

Webster Dictionary
  • Commander (noun)

    an officer in command of a military unit

  • Commander (noun)

    someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others

  • Commander (noun)

    a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain

  • Commander (noun)

    an officer in the airforce

  • Captain (noun)

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

  • Captain (noun)

    the naval officer in command of a military ship

  • Captain (noun)

    a policeman in charge of a precinct

  • Captain (noun)

    an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

  • Captain (noun)

    the leader of a group of people;

    "a captain of industry"

  • Captain (noun)

    the pilot ins charge of an airship

  • Captain (noun)

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

  • Captain (verb)

    be the captain of a sports team

Princeton's WordNet

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