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Definitions of capital

  1. To furnish or crown with a capital, as a pillar or column. "The white column capitalled with gilding."-Charlotte Bronte. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in proper names and sometimes for emphasis; (printers once kept type for capitals and small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. a seat of government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. assets available for use in the production of further assets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. First in importance; chief; principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See stock, under Capital, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The chief city or town in a kingdom or state; a letter of the larger king such as is used to begin sentences, proper nouns, etc.; the sum invested in any particular business; stock or resources of any kind, moral or physical; that part of wealth which is employed in the production of more money; the top of a column or pillar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The head or top part of a column or pillar: the chief or most important thing: the chief city of a country: a large letter: the stock or money for carrying on any business. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Top of a column; chief thing; chief city; large letter; money invested in business. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A chief city; the seat of government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A large letter used at the beginning of a sentence, of a proper name, etc. capital letter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Wealth employed in or available for production; resources; advantages. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The upper member of a column or pillar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The head part of a column or pillar; the principal thing; the chief city in a state; a large letter; stock-in-trade; store of power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Of or pertaining to the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The ornamental part of a column, pillar, or pilaster placed at the top immediately over the shaft, but under the entablature; a chief city or town; a large letter or type; a stock-in-trade, consisting of money or goods. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Capitally. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. punishable by death; "a capital offense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A chapter, or section, of a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. See Capital letter, under Capital, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. See letter, under Capital, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Punishable with death; first in importance; chief; excellent; first rate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Relating to the head: involving the loss of the head: chief: principal: important. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Chief; principal; deserving death; of death. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Chief; principal; admirable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Of or pertaining to the death penalty; punishable with death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. First in importance; chief; principal; punishable by loss of the head or life; excellent; first-rate; belonging to capital. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Chief; principal; first in importance; punishable by loss of life; great; large of size. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for capital

  1. No, they'll conquer the capital now!" – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  2. " That's capital said Dent. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
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