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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Show Miss Vanstone her room," said the captain, looking as if the whole house belonged to him.
Wragge acknowledged the receipt of these lofty directions by a look of placid bewilderment, and led the way out of the room; Magdalen following her, with a candle presented by the attentive captain.
Thus, my father, did this captain speak in his folly,--he who should never see another sun.
And when I had pointed out the rock and told him how the captain was likely to return, and how soon, and answered a few other questions, "Ah," said he, "this'll be as good as drink to my mate Bill.
I was prepared to salute Captain Nemo, but it was his second
cried Captain Speedy, who could scarcely pronounce the words.
Many of the Indian warriors and hunters encamped around Captain Bonneville possess from thirty to forty horses each.
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.
So they had breakfast, and so began the queer companionship of Charles Strickland and Captain Nichols.
The captain was so naively and good-humoredly gay, so real, and so pleased with himself that Pierre almost winked back as he looked merrily at him.
McCoy passed the benediction of his gaze over the tall, heavy-shouldered man with the haggard, unshaven face who had joined the captain.
cried the captain, "you don't mean to say she believes in such stuff as that?
We've got a bite of supper ready, and Captain Jim brought up some trout for you.
After all, the wife of the captain of the Ferndale--" the lady that mustn't be disturbed "of the old ship- keeper--may not have been Flora.