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Capital meaning in English

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Capital

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Noun

1. capital, working capital

assets available for use in the production of further assets

2. capital

wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

3. capital

a seat of government

4. capital, capital letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase

one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. capital

a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

Example Sentences:
'the crime capital of Italy'
'the drug capital of Columbia'

6. capital, washington

the federal government of the United States

7. capital, das kapital

a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

8. cap, capital, chapiter

the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Adjective

1. capital

first-rate

Example Sentences:
'a capital fellow'
'a capital idea'

2. capital

of primary importance

Example Sentences:
'our capital concern was to avoid defeat'

3. capital, great, majuscule

uppercase

Example Sentences:
'capital A'
'great A'
'many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script'


1. capital, working capital

assets available for use in the production of further assets

2. capital

wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

3. capital

a seat of government

4. capital, capital letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase

one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. capital

a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

Example Sentences:
'the crime capital of Italy'
'the drug capital of Columbia'

6. capital, washington

the federal government of the United States

7. capital, das kapital

a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

8. cap, capital, chapiter

the upper part of a column that supports the entablature


1. capital

first-rate

Example Sentences:
'a capital fellow'
'a capital idea'

2. capital

of primary importance

Example Sentences:
'our capital concern was to avoid defeat'

3. capital, great, majuscule

uppercase

Example Sentences:
'capital A'
'great A'
'many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Capital

see synonyms of capital
noun
1. 
a. 
the seat of government of a country or other political unit
b. 
(as modifier)
a capital city
2. 
material wealth owned by an individual or business enterprise
3. 
wealth available for or capable of use in the production of further wealth, as by industrial investment
4.  make capital of
5. (sometimes capital)
the capitalist class or their interests
capital versus labour
6. accounting
a. 
the ownership interests of a business as represented by the excess of assets over liabilities
b. 
the nominal value of the authorized or issued shares
c. 
(as modifier)
capital issues
7. 
any assets or resources, esp when used to gain profit or advantage
8. 
a. 
a capital letter
. Abbreviation: cap., cap
b. 
(as modifier)
capital B
9.  with a capital letter
adjective
10. (prenominal) law
involving or punishable by death
a capital offence
11. 
very serious; fatal
a capital error
12. 
primary, chief, or principal
our capital concern is that everyone be fed
13. 
of, relating to, or designating the large modern majuscule letter used chiefly as the initial letter in personal names and place names and other uniquely specificatory nouns, and often for abbreviations and acronyms
Compare small (sense 9), See also upper case
14. mainly British
excellent; first-rate
a capital idea
noun
the upper part of a column or pier that supports the entablature
. Also called: chapiter, cap

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Capital

see synonyms of capital
adjective
1. 
involving or punishable by death (originally by decapitation)
a capital offense
2. 
most important or most serious; principal; chief
a capital virtue
3. 
of most political importance, as being the seat of government
a capital city
4. 
of or having to do with capital, or wealth
5. 
first-rate; excellent
a capital idea
capital letter
noun
6. 
capital letter
7. 
a city or town that is the official seat of government of a state, nation, etc.
8. 
a city where a certain industry, activity, etc. is centered
the rubber capital
9. 
wealth (money or property) owned or used in business by a person, corporation, etc.
10. 
an accumulated stock of such wealth or its value
11. 
wealth, in whatever form, used or capable of being used to produce more wealth
12. 
any source of benefit or assistance
13.  [often C-]
capitalists collectively
see also labor
14.  Accounting
a. 
the net worth of a business; amount by which the assets exceed the liabilities
b. 
the face value of all the stock issued or authorized by a corporation
noun
the top part of a column or pilaster

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Capital

see synonyms of capital
adj.
1. First and foremost; principal: a decision of capital importance.
2. First-rate; excellent: a capital idea.
3. Relating to or being a seat of government.
4. Extremely serious: a capital blunder.
5. Involving death or calling for the death penalty: a capital offense.
6. Of or relating to financial assets, especially being or related to those financial assets that add to the net worth of a business: made capital improvements at the plant site.
7. Relating to or being a capital letter.
n.
Architecture
The top part of a pillar or column, typically having an ornamental design.
n.
1.
a. A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation.
b. A city that is the center of a specific activity or industry: the financial capital of the world.
2.
a. Wealth, especially in the form of financial or physical assets, used in the production or accumulation of more wealth.
b. Accumulated assets or advantages used for economic or political gain: "The president lacks the political capital to override their objections" (The Economist).
3.
a. The money invested in a corporation, including debt and equity.
b. Net worth.
c. Capital stock.
4. Capitalists considered as a group or class.
5. A capital letter.

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