Captain or The Captain (as well as Capitan and Kapitan) is derived from the Greek word katepánō (Greek: κατεπάνω, lit. "[the one] placed at the top", or " the topmost") which was a senior Byzantine military rank and office.

It may refer to:


  • Captain (nautical), the person in command of a ship or similar vessel
  • Captain (airlines), the person or officer in charge of an aircraft
  • Fire captain, an officer in a fire department
  • Police captain, an officer in a police organization
  • Band captain, a drum major or other music leader who is also a member of the musical band
  • Caporegime, Captain, or Capo, a high-ranking member in charge of a Mafia crew
  • Captain of industry, a business leader
  • Captain of the Port, an official with slightly different functions in the United Kingdom and the United States
  • Captain-major, a colonial officer of a Portuguese possession
  • Precinct captain, a political party's representative at an election precinct
  • School Captain, a student elected or appointed to represent the school
  • Captain, the title of a chieftain in traditional Cretan society, well-known especially due to the Nikos Kazantzakis novel Captain Michalis
  • Captain or Captein, chieftain of the Oorlam people in 19th Century South Africa
  • The Captain of a city in Ottoman-ruled Bosnia and Herzegovina was a local official with considerable civic power as well as some military authority in times of war or revolt (see Bosnian uprising).

Military ranks

NATO OF-5 / US O-6
NATO OF-2 / US O-3
  • Captain (OF-2), in most land and air forces
  • Captain (British Army and Royal Marines)


Television and film



  • "The Captain", a former Captain America alternate identity, 1987–1989
  • Captain (Hellsing), a fictional character from the Hellsing manga and OVA
  • Captain (manga) (キャプテン), a baseball manga series by Akio Chiba
  • Captain (comics), a satiric superhero from the comic book Nextwave
  • Captain (Bleach) (隊長), the highest office available in the Gotei 13.
  • Captain Boomerang, an Australian supervillain in the DC comics universe and member of the Flash's Rogues Gallery
  • Captain Marvel (disambiguation), several fictional characters
  • Captain Cold, a supervillain in the DC comics universe and member of the Flash's Rogues Gallery


Video games




See also

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