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Noun: capital  ka-pi-t(u)l
  1. Assets available for use in the production of further assets
    - working capital
     
  2. Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
     
  3. A seat of government
     
  4. One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
    "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters";
    - capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule
     
  5. A centre that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
    "the crime capital of Italy"; "the drug capital of Columbia"
     
  6. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature
    - chapiter, cap
Adjective: capital  ka-pi-t(u)l
  1. [Brit] First-rate
    "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
     
  2. Of primary importance
    "our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
     
  3. Uppercase
    "capital A";
    - great, majuscule
Noun: Capital
  1. The federal government of the United States
    - Washington

Sounds like: capitol

Derived forms: capitals

See also: primary, superior, uppercase

Type of: assets, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], character, federal government, grapheme, graphic symbol, seat, top

Part of: column, pillar

Encyclopedia: Capital, vol 1