captain

The Correct spelling is: captain

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  • n.
    1. (Abbr. Capt.) One who commands, leads, or guides others, especially:
      1. The officer in command of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft.
      2. A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
      3. The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
      1. (Abbr. CPT or Capt or CAPT or Capt.) A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
      2. (Abbr. CAPT or Capt.) A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below commodore.
      3. One who holds the rank of captain.
    2. A figure in the forefront; a leader: a captain of industry.
    3. One who supervises or directs the work of others, especially:
      1. A district official for a political party.
      2. A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
      3. A bell captain.
    tr.v., -tained, -tain·ing, -tains.

    To act as captain of; command or direct: captained the football team.

    [Middle English capitain, from Old French, from Late Latin capitāneus, chief, from Latin caput, capit-, head.]

    captaincy cap'tain·cy or cap'tain·ship' n.


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