The Correct spelling is: captain
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tr.v., -tained, -tainÂ·ing, -tains.
- (Abbr. Capt.) One who commands, leads, or guides others, especially:
- The officer in command of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft.
- A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
- The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
- (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.
- (Abbr. CAPT or Capt.) A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below commodore.
- One who holds the rank of captain.
- A figure in the forefront; a leader: a captain of industry.
- One who supervises or directs the work of others, especially:
- A district official for a political party.
- A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
- A bell captain.
To act as captain of; command or direct: captained the football team.
[Middle English capitain, from Old French, from Late Latin capitÄneus, chief, from Latin caput, capit-, head.]captaincy cap'tainÂ·cy or cap'tainÂ·ship' n.