Captain

Definition of Captain

Cap´tain   Pronunciation: kăp´tĭn
n.1.A head, or chief officer
A trainband captain eke was he.
- Cowper.
The Rhodian captain, relying on . . . the lightness of his vessel, passed, in open day, through all the guards.
- Arbuthnot.
2.A military leader; a warrior.
Foremost captain of his time.
- Tennyson.
Captain general
a - The commander in chief of an army or armies, or of the militia.
b - The Spanish governor of Cuba and its dependent islands.
Captain lieutenant
a lieutenant with the rank and duties of captain but with a lieutenant's pay, - as in the first company of an English regiment.
v. t.1.To act as captain of; to lead.
a.1.Chief; superior.
captain jewes in the carcanet.
- Shak.

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