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Noun captain has 7 senses
  1. captain - an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
    --1 is a kind of
    commissioned military officer
  2. captain, skipper - the naval officer in command of a military ship
    --2 is a kind of commissioned naval officer
    --2 has particulars: flag captain
  3. captain, police captain, police chief - a policeman in charge of a precinct
    --3 is a kind of policeman, police officer, officer
    --3 has particulars: Chief Constable; Beria, Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria
  4. master, captain, sea captain, skipper - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    --4 is a kind of officer, ship's officer
    --4 has particulars: Kidd, William Kidd, Captain Kidd
  5. captain, chieftain - the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
    --5 is a kind of leader
    Derived form: verb captain1
  6. captain, senior pilot - the pilot ins charge of an airship
    --6 is a kind of pilot, airplane pilot
    --6 has particulars: group captain
  7. captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d' - a diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
    --7 is a kind of dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant
Verb captain has 1 sense
  1. captain - be the captain of a sports team
    --1 is one way to
    head, lead
    Derived form: noun captain5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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