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My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother's people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship.
Joseph C. Lincoln

Meaning of "sea captain" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA CAPTAIN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA CAPTAIN

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Sea captain is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA CAPTAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea captain

Sea captain

A sea captain is a licensed mariner in ultimate command of the vessel. The captain is responsible for its safe and efficient operation, including cargo operations, navigation, crew management and ensuring that the vessel complies with local and international laws, as well as company and flag state policies. All persons on board, including officers and crew, other shipboard staff members, passengers, guests and pilots, are under the captain's authority and are his ultimate responsibility.

Definition of sea captain in the English dictionary

The definition of sea captain in the dictionary is the master of a ship, usually a merchant ship.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA CAPTAIN

sea beet
sea bindweed
sea bird
sea biscuit
sea boot
sea bream
sea breeze
sea buckthorn
sea butterfly
sea calf
sea change
sea chest
sea cow
sea crossing
sea cucumber
sea defences
sea dog
sea duck
sea eagle
sea eel

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA CAPTAIN

bell captain
Britain
captain
certain
channel captain
co-captain
contain
curtain
field captain
flag captain
fountain
group captain
maintain
mountain
obtain
post captain
precinct captain
retain
team captain
vice-captain

Synonyms and antonyms of sea captain in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sea captain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA CAPTAIN

Find out the translation of sea captain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea captain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea captain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

船长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capitán de barco
570 millions of speakers

English

sea captain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र कप्तान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القبطان البحري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капитан дальнего плавания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capitão de mar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র অধিনায়ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capitaine de la marine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kapten laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kapitän zur See
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

船長
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapten laut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyền trưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் கேப்டன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र कर्णधार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz kaptanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capitano di mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

morze kapitan
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капітан далекого плавання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

căpitan pe mare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καπετάνιος στη θάλασσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

see kaptein
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjökapten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjøkaptein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea captain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CAPTAIN»

The term «sea captain» is regularly used and occupies the 100.486 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA CAPTAIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea captain

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QUOTES WITH «SEA CAPTAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sea captain.
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Joseph C. Lincoln
My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother's people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA CAPTAIN»

Discover the use of sea captain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea captain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Follows the adventures of a stowaway boy, including his friendship with captain and crew and near shipwreck during a violent storm.
Edward Ardizzone, 2006
2
A Day in the Life of a Colonial Sea Captain
Describes the life of a Nantucket sea captain, how he came to be in command of a whaling ship, and how he and his crew hunted whales.
J. L. Branse, 2002
3
Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched ...
In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life and hidden proper ties of plastics.
Capt. Charles Moore, 2011
4
Sea Captain from Salem
In the American War for Independence, Peace of God Manly helps Benjamin Franklin gain an alliance for the Colonies with France by harassing British ships in their own waters.
Leonard Wibberley, 2010
5
Captain Gault: Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a ...
Many of the Captain Gault stories were collected in the book "Captain Gault, Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain," published in 1917. Captain Gault is a captain for hire and operates a different ship in each of the stories.
William Hope Hodgson, 2009
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The Sea Captain's Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War ...
This story of misfortune and defiance takes up grand themes of American history—opportunity and racism, war and freedom—and illuminates the lives of ordinary people in the past.
Martha Hodes, 2011
7
The Sea Captain's Wife: A Novel
Blending the high-tension drama of missed chances and unexpected twists of the sort that made A Reliable Wife a bestseller with the pluck and spirit of a heroine in the vein of Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Sea Captain's Wife will captivate ...
Beth Powning, 2011
8
Before the Wind: The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, ...
A nineteenth-century sea captain chronicles his love affair with the sea and his rise through the ranks to captain and ship owner in the tea and sugar trade
Charles Tyng, Susan Fels, 1999
9
The Life & Times of Georgetown Sea Captain Abram Jones ...
Local author and wooden boat enthusiast Robert McAlister recounts Slocum’s epic life through the end of the Age of Sail.
Robert McAlister, 2012
10
The Dead Sea Captain
What a beautiful day for Kevin and Mary to look for their dream home.
Drac Von Stoller, 2011

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA CAPTAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea captain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Costa Concordia captain gets 16 years in prison
Whatever verdict is delivered in the trial of the Italian sea captain for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner and for the deaths of 32 people, survivors ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
2
Nick Offerman on His Simpsons Sea Captain, Skinny Chris Pratt …
This Sunday, Nick Offerman guest-stars on The Simpsons as Captain Bowditch, the captain of the Relation Ship, an oceanbound vessel that helps bickering ... «Vulture, Oct 14»
3
Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down …
But now, for the second time in just over two years, a sea captain — first in Italy and now in South Korea — has been among the first to flee a sinking vessel, ... «New York Times, Apr 14»
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Top 10 Badass Sea Captains
The high seas are no place for a pansy. So in honor of the ultra-badass-ery of the new Tom Hanks' film Captain Phillips, how about a list of the baddest men to ... «Crave Online, Oct 13»
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Back Home, Sea Captain Hails Military
The unassuming ship captain who escaped the clutches of Somali pirates said upon his triumphant arrival home Friday that he was just an ordinary seaman ... «CBS News, Apr 09»
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US Navy Frees Captain, Kills 3 Somali Pirates
Navy SEAL snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain on Easter Sunday. The surprise ... «FOXNews, Apr 09»
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Somali Pirates Capture American Sea Captain
Indirect negotiations were underway with the small group of pirates who were holding the captain in one of the ship's lifeboats in the Indian Ocean after ... «Washington Post, Apr 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sea captain [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sea-captain>. Jun 2019 ».
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