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Definition of captain
the person in command of a ship. the pilot in command of a civil aircraft. a naval officer of high rank, in particular (in the US Navy or Coast Guard) an officer ranking above commander and below commodore. an army officer of high rank, in particular (in the US Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force) an officer ranking above first lieutenant and below major. a police officer in charge of a precinct, ranking below a chief:captain of the 20th precinct the head of a precinct’s fire department. the leader of a team, especially in sports. a powerful or influential person in a particular field:a captain of industry a political party leader in a local district. a supervisor of waiters or bellboys.
verb [with object]
be the captain of (a ship, aircraft, or sports team).