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A powerful or influential person in a particular field
“Joe is a powerful leader, a straight talker and a seasoned captain of industry.”
The person in command of a ship
“When Darwin sailed around the world on his great quest, the captain of the good ship Beagle was Robert FitzRoy.”
The leader of a team, especially in sports
“Should the game run its full course, the trophy will be handed to the captain of the winning team late on Sunday.”
A person of rank, power, or influence in a particular field
“… a fascinating magazine article profiling the captains of the American auto industry.”
To exercise authority or power over
“He has also represented the London ABA, captaining the team against Ireland, and has just returned from Spain where he won his bout.”
To be in charge of
“… if you do well on this, you'll be asked to captain the next mission.”
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