Captain


Captain
Captain Cap"tain (k[a^]p"t[i^]n), n. [OE. capitain, captain, OF. capitain, F. capitaine (cf. Sp. capitan, It. capitano), LL. capitaneus, capitanus, fr. L. caput the head. See under {Chief}, and cf. {Chieftain}.] 1. A head, or chief officer; as: (a) The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service. (b) An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army. (c) By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain. (d) The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel. (e) One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc. (f) The foreman of a body of workmen. (g) A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team. [1913 Webster]

A trainband captain eke was he. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The Rhodian captain, relying on . . . the lightness of his vessel, passed, in open day, through all the guards. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. A military leader; a warrior. [1913 Webster]

Foremost captain of his time. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Captain S — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Captain S (seudónimo de Captain Sega), es un super héroe relacionado a un video jugador, y que pertenece a los videos mostrados en línea de parte del grupo PBC, de Screwattack Entertainment. El personaje en si es… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Captain Eo — Localisation Parc : EPCOT Zone : Future World Lieu : Orlando (Floride) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Captain EO — ou Captain EO était une attraction des parc Disney présentant un film futuriste en 3D avec en vedette Michael Jackson. Elle a débuté en 1986 à EPCOT, en Floride, et a été reproduite dans trois autres parcs. Elle a été fermée dans tous les parcs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Captain — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CaptainBand Información personal Origen Londres,  Inglaterra …   Wikipedia Español

  • Captain Z-RO — war die erste Science Fiction Fernsehserie der Welt, die das Thema der Zeitreise thematisierte. Formales Vorbild war Captain Video and His Video Rangers. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Technische Daten 2 Handlung 3 Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Captain 11 — was a popular after school children s program for over 40 years on KELO TV, broadcast on channel 11 from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Station weatherman Dave Dedrick donned a yellow trimmed blue pilot uniform with hat and daily (later weekly as… …   Wikipedia

  • Captain 20 — was an astronaut (and later an alien) who hosted Washington, D.C. s WDCA (Channel 20) afternoon children s television block of cartoons and live action shorts like Ultraman. Captain 20 was portrayed by Dick Dyszel from 1972 1987, who also played… …   Wikipedia

  • Captain Oi! — Records Gründung: 1993 Sitz: High Wycombe Website: www.captainoi.com Sublabel: Genres: Oi! …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Captain 3-D — was a Harvey Comics character who first appeared in December 1953, a few years before the beginning of the Silver Age of Comic Books.Captain 3 D was an interdimensional adventurer, who fought various foes in a specially made 3 D comic series,… …   Wikipedia

  • Captain EO — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Capitán EO es un mini rodaje producido por Disney en el año 1986 para ser exhibido en su parque de atracciones. Historia Allá por el año 1986, Disney pensó en una nueva atracción para su futurista ultra tecnológico… …   Wikipedia Español


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.