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English noun: captain

1. captain (person) an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant


Broader (hypernym)commissioned military officer


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. captain (person) the naval officer in command of a military ship


Synonymsskipper


Broader (hypernym)commissioned naval officer


Narrower (hyponym)flag captain


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. captain (person) a policeman in charge of a precinct


Synonymspolice captain, police chief


Broader (hypernym)officer, police officer, policeman


Narrower (hyponym)Chief Constable


Instance hyponymBeria, Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria

4. captain (person) an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship


Synonymsmaster, sea captain, skipper


Broader (hypernym)officer, ship's officer


Instance hyponymCaptain Kidd, Kidd, William Kidd

5. captain (person) the leader of a group of people


SamplesA captain of industry.


Synonymschieftain


Broader (hypernym)leader

6. captain (person) the pilot in charge of an airship


Synonymssenior pilot


Broader (hypernym)airplane pilot, pilot


Narrower (hyponym)group captain

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


Synonymsheadwaiter, maitre d', maitre d'hotel


Broader (hypernym)dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant


English verb: captain

1. captain (social) be the captain of a sports team


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)head, lead









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