the office or rank of a captain.
a district or area administered by a captain.
the ability of a captain; captainship.
Stebbins, the fellow next behind him, a strong candidate for the captaincy, looked bored and sullen.
King of Ranleigh F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
I am quite willing to resign the captaincy, sir, if you wish it.
The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
Net result, his captaincy and a brevet majority, coupled with the Distinguished Service Order.
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
If I am commandant of this force I hand over the captaincy of this company to you.
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
Very much to his surprise, his friends put him up for the captaincy of this company about to enter active service.
The Life Of Abraham Lincoln Ward H. Lamon
“It was on the matter of this captaincy that we fell to words,” he answered, with more humility.
Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
“Coulter is out for a captaincy, too,” said Jack, who had come up during the talk.
The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
Yes, your dream points to a captaincy, and I have the order to realize this dream.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre
In 1880 a captaincy and his marriage probably did something to make him take his career more seriously.
Sir John French Cecil Chisholm
How Sobber had ever gotten the captaincy of this team was a mystery.
The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
1818, from captain (n.) on the model of lieutenancy or some similar word where the -c- is etymologically justified.
a person who is at the head of or in authority over others; chief; leader. an officer ranking in most armies above a first lieutenant and below a major. an officer in the U.S. Navy ranking above a commander and below a rear admiral or a commodore. a military leader. an officer in the police […]
a novel (1897) by Rudyard Kipling.
- Captains of industry
captains of industry A phrase that is sometimes used to describe businesspeople who are especially successful and powerful.
an online test designed so that humans but not computers are able to pass it, used as a security measure and usually involving a visual-perception task: Site visitors must solve the “distorted text” CAPTCHA before posting comments. a computer program that generates such tests. Contemporary Examples Called “CAPTCHA,” it’s essentially a test that’s easy for […]