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Definition of CAPTAIN
a (1): a military leader : the commander of a unit or a body of troops (2): a subordinate officer commanding under a sovereign or general (3): a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a first lieutenant and below a major
b (1): a naval officer who is master or commander of a ship (2): a commissioned officer in the navy ranking above a commander and below a commodore and in the coast guard ranking above a commander and below a rear admiral
c: a senior pilot who commands the crew of an airplane
d: an officer in a police department or fire department in charge of a unit (as a precinct or company) and usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief