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Another word for captain

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Verb
  1. To have authoritative charge of

      1. (Ceramics) To glaze (pottery) with a glaze made primarily of lead
      2. To play a principal or guiding role in:
      3. To direct the performance or activities of:
      1. To have control or authority over; rule:
      2. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
      3. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
    See also:

    precede

Another word for captain

Noun
  1. A leader

      1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
      2. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
      3. (Naut.) A chief engineer or chief petty officer
      1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      2. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers in a specified field:
      3. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      1. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
      2. The chief officer of a unit in certain societies and fraternal orders
      3. The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
      1. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
      2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
      3. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
  2. The officer in charge of a company

    See also:

    officer

  3. One in command of a ship

      1. (Informal) A man in authority; a boss.
      2. The commanding officer, especially of a US naval vessel.
      3. Any man in authority, as the head of a company, the captain of a vessel, or a military commander
      1. A small explosive charge enclosed in paper for use in a toy gun.
      2. Any closefitting head covering, brimless or with only a front visor, and made of wool, cotton, etc., as a baseball cap or overseas cap, or of muslin or lace, as a nurse's or baby's cap
      3. A special head covering worn to indicate rank, occupation, or membership in a particular group:
      1. The officer in command of a merchant ship.
      2. The master of a ship; a captain; a commander.
      1. A man who owns a pack of hounds or is the chief officer of a hunt.
      2. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
      3. The owner or keeper of an animal:
      1. A person whose work is operating a machine; specif., a person who operates a telephone switchboard
      2. A person engaged in financial, commercial, or industrial operations; owner or manager of a mine, railroad, factory, etc.
      3. A military person who executes a special operation.
      1. The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
      2. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
      3. (U.S. Navy) An officer ranking above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
      1. Any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight
      2. (Informal) Any leader, director, or captain
      3. (Nautical) The master of a ship.
    See also:

    pilot

    officer