What is captain?

  • (noun): An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship.
    Synonyms: master, sea captain, skipper
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on captain:

Jack Dyer
... VFL Richmond premiership player 1934 Richmond premiership captain-coach AFL Team of the Century Richmond Team of the Century 100 Tiger Treasures "The ... November 1913 – 23 August 2003), also known as Captain Blood (see below), was a prominent figure in Australian rules football during two distinct careers, firstly as a player and coach ...
Captain Debas
... In the religion of Vodou, Captain Debas (also Debard, Deebat) is a loa of the Guédé (or Ghede) nation of gods, and is sent by the Barons (Samedi, La Croix, Cimeti ... He possibly leads a legion of soul collectors to harvest souls, thus him being "captain" ...
Jack Dyer - Captain Blood
... during 1935, a newspaper cartoonist drew a picture of Dyer as a pirate and a journalist dubbed him 'Captain Blood', after an Errol Flynn movie of the same name ... He played in seven Grand Finals for two premierships in 1934 and 1943, one as captain and playing coach of the side ... Since the 2000s, the Richmond captain has automatically switched to wearing guernsey number 17, the number worn by Dyer throughout his career ...
Kunio-kun - Characters - Nekketsu Kōkō Dodge Ball Bu
... Shinichi Kōji - In Kunio-kun Special, Koji is the captain of Nekketsu High's Soccer Team, but would later surrender his position to Kunio ... Mitsuhiro Heilman - Captain of the Iceland team ... Njomo - Captain of the Kenya team ...
Indian Airlines Flight 814 - Hijacking
... up the plane with a bomb and ordered Captain Devi Sharan to "fly west" ... The hijackers wanted Captain Sharan to divert the aircraft over Lucknow and head towards Lahore ... Captain Sharan told the hijackers that they had to land in Amritsar, India ...

More definitions of "captain":

  • (noun): An officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant.
  • (noun): The naval officer in command of a military ship.
    Synonyms: skipper
  • (verb): Be the captain of a sports team.
  • (noun): The leader of a group of people.
    Example: "A captain of industry"
    Synonyms: chieftain
  • (noun): The pilot ins charge of an airship.
    Synonyms: senior pilot

Famous quotes containing the word captain:

    So universal and widely related is any transcendent moral greatness, and so nearly identical with greatness everywhere and in every age,—as a pyramid contracts the nearer you approach its apex,—that, when I look over my commonplace-book of poetry, I find that the best of it is oftenest applicable, in part or wholly, to the case of Captain Brown.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
    Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. Captain Ross (Dana Andrews)

    Stay on the beach. The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men.
    Earl Felton, and Richard Fleischer. Captain Nemo (James Mason)