Know Your Next Word : captain

12. captain :

noun & verb :

1. a person who is at the head of or in authority over others : chief : leader

2. an officer ranking in most armies above a first lieutenant and below a major

3. to lead or command as a captain

usage :

  • The captain of the home team elected to receive on the kickoff.

  • a captain of industry

  • captained the football team

  • Foremost captain of his time

  • Be the captain of a sports team.

  • Captain jewes in the carcanet.

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