US: /ˈkæptən/
UK: /kˈæptɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

captain /'kæptin/
  • danh từ
    • người cầm đầu, người chỉ huy, thủ lĩnh
    • tướng lão luyện; nhà chiến lược
    • (quân sự) đại uý
    • (hàng hải) thuyền trưởng, hạm trưởng
    • (thể dục,thể thao) đội trưởng, thủ quân
    • (ngôn ngữ nhà trường) trường lớp
    • (ngành mỏ) trưởng kíp
    • (hàng không) phi công

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 the person in charge of a ship or commercial aircraft: Captain Cook + The captain gave the order to abandon ship. + Captain Jones and his co-pilot
2 an officer of fairly high rank in the navy, the army and the US air force: Captain Lance Price
3 the leader of a group of people, especially a sports team: She was captain of the hockey team at school. + He has just been made team captain.
4 an officer of high rank in a US police or fire department
+ verb [VN] to be a captain of a sports team or a ship

Collocation dictionary

More information about RANK


in the armed forces air force, army, navy ~
an air force/army sergeant an army/navy captain

marshal a
have/hold the rank of, serve as ~
She joined the navy and held the rank of captain. He served as a lieutenant in the marine corps.

be appointed, become, be made ~
He was made a colonel at the age of 40. She ought to have been made sergeant by now.

under ~
383 men under General Miles attacked the camp.

the rank of ~
She was promoted to the rank of colonel.

Concise English dictionary

+an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
+the naval officer in command of a military ship
+a policeman in charge of a precinct
+an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
+the leader of a group of people
+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