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Captain


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(1):

(n.) The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.

(2):

(n.) One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.

(3):

(n.) A head, or chief officer

(4):

(n.) By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.

(5):

(n.) The foreman of a body of workmen.

(6):

(n.) A military leader; a warrior.

(7):

(v. t.) To act as captain of; to lead.

(8):

(a.) Chief; superior.

(9):

(n.) 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.

(10):

(n.) An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.

(11):

(n.) A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Captain'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/c/captain.html. 1828.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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