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Definition 1: a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) someone employed to provide service in a dining room

Definition 2: the pilot in charge of an airship - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

(... is a kind of captain ) a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army

Definition 3: the naval officer in command of a military ship - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) a commissioned officer in the navy

(... is a kind of captain ) the captain of a flagship

(captain belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

(... is an instance of captain) Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)

Definition 5: a policeman in charge of a precinct - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) a member of a police force

"it was an accident, officer"

(... is a kind of captain ) the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)

(... is an instance of captain) Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin; was executed by his associates in the power struggle following Stalin's death (1899-1953)

Definition 6: an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant - [noun denoting person]

(captain is a kind of ...) a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps

(captain belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 7: the leader of a group of people - [noun denoting person]

Samples where captain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a captain of industry

Synonyms for captain in the sense of this definition

(captain is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(captain is a kind of ...) be in charge of

"Who is heading this project?"

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