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  1. Plural of captain


  1. third-person singular of captain

Extensive Definition

Captain or The Captain may refer to:

Military ranks

  • Captain (OF-2), an army, air force or marine rank with a NATO code of OF-2, and the equivalent in other military and paramilitary services
  • Captain (naval), a naval rank with a NATO code of OF-5, and the equivalent in other naval services
  • Captain General, is a high military rank and a gubernatorial title. This variation of a general is now nearly extinct.
  • Group Captain, an air force rank with a NATO code of OF-5
  • Captain Lieutenant, a rank in the Russian Navy, Red Fleet/Soviet Navy and previously Imperial Russian Navy, a rank in the German Navy, and a former rank in the British army
  • Post-Captain, an obsolete alternative form of the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy
  • Flag captain, Royal Navy term for the captain of an admiral's flagship
  • Captain of the Fleet, would assist an admiral with ten or more ships to command


Other uses

In television:
In literature:
In comics/manga:
In music:
  • Captain (band), a London-based alternative rock band
  • Captain (album), a 1998 release from Scottish band Idlewild
  • The Captain (album), the 1999 solo debut album of Australian country music singer Kasey Chambers
  • "The Captain", from the 2006 release Ganging Up On The Sun from Guster
  • "The Captain" (song), a song on the 2006 release Silent Shout from The Knife
  • "The Captain Is a Cold Hearted and Egotistical Fool", a song presented as an outtake on the 1999 release The Soft Bulletin 5.1 from The Flaming Lips
  • "The Captain", the stage name used by Daryl Dragon as part of the 1970s and 1980s duo Captain & Tennille
In sport
In video games
captains in Czech: Kapitán
captains in German: Kapitän (Begriffsklärung)
captains in French: Capitaine (homonymie)
captains in Lithuanian: Kapitonas (reikšmės)
captains in Dutch: Kapitein
captains in Japanese: キャプテン
captains in Norwegian: Kaptein
captains in Polish: Kapitan
captains in Portuguese: Capitão
captains in Russian: Капитан
captains in Finnish: Kapteeni (täsmennyssivu)
captains in Thai: กัปตัน
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