Definitions of capital

  1. To furnish or crown with a capital, as a pillar or column. " The white column capitalled with gilding."- Charlotte Bronte.
  2. 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)
  3. a seat of government
  4. wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
  5. assets available for use in the production of further assets
  6. Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.
  7. First in importance; chief; principal.
  8. 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.
  9. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.
  10. 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.
  11. The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Top of a column; chief thing; chief city; large letter; money invested in business.
  16. A chief city; the seat of government.
  17. A large letter used at the beginning of a sentence, of a proper name, etc. capital letter.
  18. Wealth employed in or available for production; resources; advantages.
  19. The upper member of a column or pillar.
  20. 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.
  21. Of or pertaining to the head.
  22. 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.
  23. Capitally.
  24. uppercase; " capital A"; " great A"; " many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
  25. of primary important; " our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
  26. punishable by death; " a capital offense"
  27. first- rate; " a capital fellow"; " a capital idea"
  28. 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.
  29. That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.
  30. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.
  31. An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.
  32. A chapter, or section, of a book.
  33. See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
  34. See letter, under Capital, a.
  35. Punishable with death; first in importance; chief; excellent; first rate.
  36. Relating to the head: involving the loss of the head: chief: principal: important.
  37. Chief; principal; deserving death; of death.
  38. Chief; principal; admirable.
  39. Of or pertaining to the death penalty; punishable with death.
  40. First in importance; chief; principal; punishable by loss of the head or life; excellent; first- rate; belonging to capital.
  41. Chief; principal; first in importance; punishable by loss of life; great; large of size.
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