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It would be like sailing the ship without the captain. The Sun (2016)She had been doing it since her days as England cricket captain. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Just imagine an England captain saying that a year ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As club captain, it is tough to say goodbye to a place where you have enjoyed so much success. The Sun (2016)Captain, leader, legend at his local team. The Sun (2016)But out at sea, Italian navy captains continue to pick up migrants without question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The captain's armband must have special powers because he's been brilliant. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An army captain and a female lawyer were also seized. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was always popular as the club captain because he was such a good leader. The Sun (2014)The captain of a liner which had just traversed it blanched. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then we can go to the finals and keep the captain in place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What happened that night between her officers and her captain? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now we are left unsure as to who will be captaining the ship. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You could make him captain for the first quarter of an hour before substituting him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The job of cricket captain gives a player more responsibility than any player shoulders in any other team sport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or the captain of a football team may try to excuse the defeat of his team by complaining that the referee was biased. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)How should a lieutenant colonel in the Marines address a captain in the navy? Times, Sunday Times (2015)When a captain becomes the story, something has to give. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The former Villa captain challenged his players to keep competing for a place just beneath the elite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)More than half a dozen England cricket captains were there. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He might expect to take the test for promotion to captain in overall charge of a helicopter after about 18 months. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's our captain and leader. The Sun (2011)Successful teams have great captains. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Missed last time in 2006 but is looking full of confidence now wearing that captain's armband. The Sun (2012)Then we had the 55-year-old woman who captained her local golf team while claiming her back was so painful she needed help getting out of the bath. The Sun (2011)The captain would say only that the governing body needed'to get the right man whether that takes weeks or months '. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'captain'
British English: captain /ˈkæptɪn/ NOUN
In the army, navy, and some other armed forces, a captain is an officer of middle rank.
...a captain in the army.
- American English: captain
- Arabic: نَقِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: capitão
- Chinese: 机长或船长
- Croatian: kapetan
- Czech: kapitán
- Danish: kaptajn
- Dutch: kapitein
- European Spanish: capitán
- Finnish: kapteeni
- French: capitaine
- German: Kapitän
- Greek: καπετάνιος
- Italian: capitano
- Japanese: 船長
- Korean: 선장
- Norwegian: kaptein
- Polish: kapitan
- European Portuguese: capitão
- Romanian: căpitan
- Russian: капитан
- Spanish: capitán
- Swedish: kapten
- Thai: กัปตัน
- Turkish: kaptan
- Ukrainian: капітан
- Vietnamese: đại úy
British English: captain VERB
If you captain a team or a ship, you are the captain of it.
He captained the winning team that year.
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