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captain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water, Air, Military, Sport
captaincap‧tain1 /ˈkæptɪn/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  1 TTWTTAthe sailor in charge of a ship, or the pilot in charge of an aircraft The captain and crew welcome you aboard.2 PMa military officer with a fairly high rank group captain3 DSsomeone who leads a team or other group of peoplecaptain of Julie’s captain of the quiz team. The Blackhawks' team captain was the first to score.4 captain of industry
Examples from the Corpus
captainNicholas Helias, administrative captain at police headquarters in Concord.I have considered only those Tests in which both have appeared together, when one has been captain.It took them five overs to score their first run and they were only saved from disaster by captain Allan Lamb.Shelley's the girls' team captain this year.I say, I am the captain on horse back.Eventually the captain turned off the seat belt sign.Shauna's the captain of the volleyball team.Who's the captain of England?We played like a Little League team today, and I was the captain of that team.The captain must have given his team quite a talking-to at half time.team captainA team captain, Gumina had earned a reputation for stiff defense, clutch play.If this also ties, then each team captain selects a representative to fight a deciding bout.Chris Barnes continues as first team captain, with Peter Allatt as vice-captain.The time commitment expected of team captains is six to eight hours spread over eight weeks.Payne, the team captain and a defensive end, earned all-SEC honors and won the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.The team captains also collect funds raised by the team and distribute the prizes earned by the walkers.If this ties again, then team captains must select another pair of representatives, and so on until the tie is broken.
Related topics: Sport
captaincaptain2 verb [transitive]  1 DSto lead a group or team of people and be their captain The U.S. team, captained by Arthur Ashe, won the Davis Cup in 1981 and 1982.2 to be in charge of a ship, aircraft etc
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Examples from the Corpus
captainThe Americans, captained by Arthur Ashe, won the Davis Cup.The cheerleaders, captained by Karen Wardie, wore tight sweaters with an H stitched on the front.They will be captained by their talented flanker, Bramall.The youngster never enjoyed school but captained the football team, preferring sport to academic lessons.Jane, who captained the school lacrosse team, was a complete contrast to Sarah.A lot of them captained their own ships at first, and then they owned like more ships.
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Verb table
captain
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycaptain
he, she, itcaptains
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaptained
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave captained
he, she, ithas captained
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad captained
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill captain
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have captained
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam captaining
he, she, itis captaining
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you, we, theyare captaining
Past
I, he, she, itwas captaining
you, we, theywere captaining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been captaining
he, she, ithas been captaining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been captaining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be captaining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been captaining
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