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Definitions of capital

  1. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (British) first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. a seat of government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. assets available for use in the production of further assets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. punishable by death; "a capital offense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. First in importance; chief; principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A chapter, or section, of a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. See Capital letter, under Capital, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. See letter, under Capital, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials. Medical Dictionary DB
  27. 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.
  28. Punishable with death; first in importance; chief; excellent; first rate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Capitally. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. 1. Chief, most important. 2. Endangering the health or the life of the individual. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  31. Chief; important. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Chief; principal; deserving death; of death. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. 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.
  37. Chief; principal; admirable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Of or pertaining to the death penalty; punishable with death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A chief city; the seat of government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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.
  41. Wealth employed in or available for production; resources; advantages. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The upper member of a column or pillar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Of or pertaining to the head. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Political economy, commerce. In political economy, it is that portion of the produce of a country, which may be made directly available either to support the human species or to the facilitating of production. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  49. In commerce, as applied to individuals, it is those objects, whether consisting of money or other property, which a merchant, trader, or other person adventures in an undertaking, or which he contributes to the common stock of a partnership. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1458. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  50. It signifies money put out at interest. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  51. The fund of a trading company or corporation is also called capital, but in this sense the word stock is generally added to it; thus we say the capital stock of the Bank of North America. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  52. kap'it-al, adj. relating to the head: involving the loss of the head; chief: principal: excellent.--n. 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, such as used on title-pages, &c.: the stock or money for carrying on any business.--n. CAPITALIS[=A]'TION, the act of converting into capital: printing with capital letters.--v.t. CAP'ITAL[=I]SE, to convert into capital or money.--ns. CAP'ITALISM, condition of possessing capital: the economic system which generates capitalists; CAP'ITALIST, one who has capital or money.--adv. CAP'ITALLY, chiefly: principally: excellently: by capital punishment.--adj. CAP'ITATE (bot.), growing in or shaped like a head.--ns. CAPIT[=A]'TION, a numbering of every head or individual: a tax on every head; CAPITE (kap'it-i), an ancient English tenure (Shak.).--CIRCULATING OR FLOATING CAPITAL consists of the wages paid to the workmen, and of the raw material used up in the processes of industry, &c.; FIXED CAPITAL consists of buildings, machines, tools, &c.--HOLD LANDS IN CAPITE, to hold them directly from the sovereign.--MAKE CAPITAL OUT OF, to turn to advantage. [O. Fr. capitel--L. capitalis--caput, the head.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. Head or cornice of pillar. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Involving loss of life, punishable by death, (c. sentence, offence); vitally injurious, fatal, (c. error); standing at the head (c. LETTER, also c. as noun); chief (c. manor, held in capite or direct from king; c. messuage, occupied by owner of estate with several messuages; c. town or city, or c. as noun, head town of country, county, &c.); important, leading, first-class; excellent, first-rate, (often as interj. of approval); original, principal, (c. fund or c. stock with which company or person enters into business, accumulated wealth used in producing more; fixed c., machinery &c.; circulating or floating c., goods, money, &c.; so fig., make c. out of, turn to account). Hence capitally adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. Pertaining to the head; of surgical operations, important, serious [Lat] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  56. (Mil.) An imaginary line bisecting the salient angle formed by the two faces of any fortification. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  57. n. The head or uppermost part of a column, pilaster, &c.;—the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis;—a stock employed in trade, manufactures, &c.;—ready money;—the estimated value of a business, property, stock, &c.;—a printing type larger, and differing in form form those used in the body of the page;—the line which bisects the salient angle of a ravelin. Cabinet Dictionary
  58. Relating to the head; criminal in the highest degree; that which affects life; chief, principal; applied to letters, large, such as are written at the beginning or heads of books; Capital stock, the principal or original stock of a trading company. Complete Dictionary
  59. The upper part of a pillar; the chief city of a nation. Complete Dictionary

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