The definition of a captain is a leader.(noun)
Captain means to lead.(verb)
An example of captain is to drive a ship through a storm.
See captain in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME capitain < OFr capitaine < LL capitaneus, chief < L caput, head
See captain in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English capitain
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin capitāneus, chief
Origin: , from Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
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