captain


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to have authoritative charge of

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an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

a policeman in charge of a precinct

an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

the leader of a group of people

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the pilot in charge of an airship

a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

be the captain of a sports team

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The captain has said too much or he has said too little, and I'm bound to say that I require an explanation of his words.
I was engaged, sir, on what we call sealed orders, to sail this ship for that gentleman where he should bid me," said the captain.
We are all pilots here, Captain, and I know every inch of these waters.
Both he and the captain regarded McCoy with incredulity and amazement.
The captain made a very just proposal to me upon this consultation of theirs, viz.
The captain had their senior sergeant called in, and in a stern voice asked him to what regiment he belonged, who was his commanding officer, and by what right he allowed himself to claim quarters that were already occupied.
Captain Wragge looked after her, and shook his head, discontentedly.
Ford wants to hear some of your stories, Captain Jim" said Anne.
For days they suffered the doleful rigors and retchings of sea-sickness, lurking below in their berths in squalid state, or emerging now and then like spectres from the hatchways, in capotes and blankets, with dirty nightcaps, grizzly beard, lantern visage and unhappy eye, shivering about the deck, and ever and anon crawling to the sides of the vessel, and offering up their tributes to the windward, to infinite annoyance of the captain.
Which of the two sisters was preferred by Captain Wentworth was as yet quite doubtful, as far as Anne's observation reached.
Moreover, it was the last day that the Nautilus would pass in these parts, if it float in open sea the next day, according to Captain Nemo's promise.
However, as I had a great many very good clothes and linen in abundance, which I had ordered to be packed up in two great boxes, I had them shipped on board, not as my goods, but as consigned to my real name in Virginia; and had the bills of loading signed by a captain in my pocket; and in these boxes was my plate and watches, and everything of value except my money, which I kept by itself in a private drawer in my chest, which could not be found, or opened, if found, with splitting the chest to pieces.
The carcass of the colt was forthcoming in due season, but the captain insisted that one half of it should be set apart for the use of the chieftain's family.
At the same time, taking advantage of the open doors with skill and prudence, he could see the captain and "that girl" the captain had brought aboard.
Mrs Wilkins having therefore, by accident, gotten a true scent of the above story,--though long after it had happened, failed not to satisfy herself thoroughly of all the particulars; and then acquainted the captain, that she had at last discovered the true father of the little bastard, which she was sorry, she said, to see her master lose his reputation in the country, by taking so much notice of.