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Entry Word: captain
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person in overall command of a ship <the captain is responsible for everything that happens to his ship in the course of a voyage>
Synonyms commander, skipper
Related Words master; commanding officer; admiral, commodore, vice admiral
2 one in official command especially of a military force or base <the captain of the largest army ever marshaled for battle in this country> -- see COMMANDER 1
3 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do <we only do what the captain tells us to, so it's not our fault when things don't work out> -- see BOSS