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How Do You Spell CAPTAIN?

Correct spelling for the English word "captain" is [k_ˈa_p_t_ɪ_n], [kˈaptɪn], [kˈaptɪn]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of CAPTAIN

  1. Heb. sar ( 1 Samuel 22:2 ; 2 Sam 23:19 ). Rendered "chief," Genesis 40:2 ; 41:9 ; rendered also "prince," Daniel 1:7 ; "ruler," Judges 9:30 ; "governor,' 1 Kings 22:26 . This same Hebrew word denotes a military captain ( Exodus 18:21 ; 2 Kings 1:9 ; Deuteronomy 1:15 ; 1 Samuel 18:13 , etc.), the "captain of the body-guard" ( Genesis 37:36 ; 39:1 ; 41:10 ; Jeremiah 40:1 ), or, as the word may be rendered, "chief of the executioners" (marg.). The officers of the king's body-guard frequently acted as executioners. Nebuzar-adan ( Jeremiah 39:13 ) and Arioch ( Daniel 2:14 ) held this office in Babylon. The "captain of the guard" mentioned in Acts 28:16 was the Praetorian prefect, the commander of the Praetorian troops.

Common Misspellings for CAPTAIN

Below is the list of 302 misspellings for the word "captain".

Usage Examples for CAPTAIN

  1. Is that all, Captain West?" - "The Case and The Girl" by Randall Parrish
  2. Not a word from my Captain. - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr." by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. " But I say, Chaffey, I want to see the captain at once. - "Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
  4. It was some time before the captain returned. - "Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood" by George MacDonald
  5. " Now, Captain Shrapnell, you shall not walk with us, if you swear," said Miss Charity. - "The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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