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Definition of Captain

  • A head, or chief officer
  • 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.
  • An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
  • By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.
  • The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.
  • One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.
  • The foreman of a body of workmen.
  • A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.
  • A military leader; a warrior.
  • To act as captain of; to lead.
  • Chief; superior.
  • a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
  • the pilot in charge of an airship
  • the naval officer in command of a military ship
  • a policeman in charge of a precinct
  • an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • the leader of a group of people
  • an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  • be the captain of a sports team

How to use captain in a sentence. Captain pronunciation.

I talked with my friend Captain Burch on the subject.
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But these arguments seemed, to increase Captain Williams' anxiety, and the ship was steered toward the uninteresting little island.
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What made the captain steer his ship in the very opposite direction to what he and his crew wanted to go, but the _superhuman Spirit of God_. SAMUEL HARRIS'S LAWSUIT, AND HOW THE LORD SETTLED IT FOR HIM.
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A Sea Captain relates to the editor of the _Christian_, a remarkable incident, whereby in one of his voyages his ship was unaccountably held still, and thereby saved from sailing directly into the midst of a terrible hurricane:-"We sailed from the Kennebec on the first of October, 1876.
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The Captain was a prayerful man, trusting in his Lord, though his faith was tried, and he thought the Lord was not helping him.
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Fogs enveloped it; winds sent it hither and thither; captain and mate lost their reckoning, lost their senses; and when, added to the rest, the vessel sprung a leak, gave up in despair.
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THE CAPTAIN AND THE QUADRANT.
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This story of prayer was received from the lips of the good Captain Crossby, who was so useful in the Ardrossan awakening; and he himself was the man who prayed and waited upon his God with the quadrant in his hand.
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She had a noble Christian man for a captain, and as good a sailor as ever trod the quarter-deck, and he had under him a good and obedient crew.
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The captain committed them all to the care of the God in whom he put his trust, and made ready to take to their boats.
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The captain of the ship had done his best, but could not right the vessel, and all was given up to go down.
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The captain, whose ship was lost, then asked if he might take his crew and try to right the vessel.
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It seemed as if it was necessary to put the captain of the first ship and his crew on the second ship, that they might save it and those on board when the terrible storm came.
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Now it was particularly noticed in connection with this deliverance, that the captain of the lost vessel did not make any ado in prayer, or in calling on God, while the storm was raging; and knowing that he was a Christian man, they asked him the reason of this.
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An account of them was subsequently published in the _Christian_: "In 1839 I was a sailor on board the brig Pandora, Captain G-, bound from Savannah to Boston, with a cargo of cotton.
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The vessel being very light, loaded with cotton, made much leeway, and though we had worn ship four times during the preceding night, hoping, if possible, to weather some shoals which the captain judged were near, and to make Chesapeake Bay, where we might have a clear beach before us in case the vessel should strand, yet at eight o'clock Sunday morning we were in but seventeen fathoms of water.
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At ten, A.M., being then in fifteen fathoms of water, and drifting rapidly towards the shore, the captain summoned all hands into the cabin to consult about throwing our deck-load overboard, in order to leave us a better chance to secure ourselves to the rigging, and thus save our lives when the vessel should strike, which he judged would be in about half an hour.
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Not a gleam of hope appeared, and here our distress was increased by observing that the captain seemed under the influence of liquor, to which he had probably resorted in order to stifle his fears of approaching death.
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One night at sea, when it was the captain's "mid-watch,"-the watch from twelve, midnight, till four o'clock in the morning-just before turning in, he gave the officer of the watch the ship's course; the direction in which she was to be steered.
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Had not the American captain changed the course of his ship that evening, he would not have come in sight of the ship in distress, and all of the company would have perished.
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Examples of Captain

Example #1
My pyrhanism vanished upon his statement that in the very region referred to he had seen petrified trees of the length of two hundred feet.
Example #2
I repeated the same doctrine to the exultant coal discoverers of Humboldt.
Example #3
All eyes and spy-glasses were now fixed upon it, and soon something was perceived on the shore.
Example #4
The officer to whom he spoke ventured to respectfully represent that changing their course would greatly delay them_-that just at that moment the men were going to their dinner-that at least some delay might be allowed.
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And when they neared the shore, it was ascertained that sixteen men, wrecked on the coast many days before, and suffering the extremity of hunger, had set up a signal, though almost without hope of relief.
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Finding, upon a time, that it was absolutely necessary that he should provide more grain for his family than he had raised upon his own farm, he called upon a man who owed him a debt, and told him he would be glad to receive the money.