Synonyms of captain


1. captain, commissioned military officer

usage: an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

2. captain, skipper, commissioned naval officer

usage: the naval officer in command of a military ship

3. captain, police captain, police chief, policeman, police officer, officer

usage: a policeman in charge of a precinct

4. master, captain, sea captain, skipper, officer, ship's officer

usage: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

5. captain, chieftain, leader

usage: the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"

6. captain, senior pilot, pilot, airplane pilot

usage: the pilot in charge of an airship

7. captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d', dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant

usage: a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers


1. captain, head, lead

usage: be the captain of a sports team

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Definition and meaning of captain (Dictionary)