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cap·i·tal 1

 (kăp′ĭ-tl)
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.
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.

[From Middle English, principal, from Old French, from Latin capitālis, from caput, head, money laid out; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The term for a town or city that serves as a seat of government is spelled capital. The term for the building in which a legislative assembly meets is spelled capitol.

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cap·i·tal 2

 (kăp′ĭ-tl)
n. Architecture
The top part of a pillar or column.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

capital

(ˈkæpɪtəl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the seat of government of a country or other political unit
b. (as modifier): a capital city.
2. (Economics) material wealth owned by an individual or business enterprise
3. (Economics) wealth available for or capable of use in the production of further wealth, as by industrial investment
4. make capital of make capital out of to get advantage from
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) the capitalist class or their interests: capital versus labour.
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) 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. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a capital letter. Abbreviation: cap. or cap
b. (as modifier): capital B.
9. with a capital letter (used to give emphasis to a statement): he is mean with a capital M.
adj
10. (Law) (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. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) 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 small9 See also upper case
14. chiefly Brit excellent; first-rate: a capital idea.
[C13: from Latin capitālis (adj) concerning the head, chief, from caput head; compare Medieval Latin capitāle (n) wealth, from capitālis (adj)]

capital

(ˈkæpɪtəl)
n
(Architecture) the upper part of a column or pier that supports the entablature. Also called: chapiter or cap
[C14: from Old French capitel, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput head]

cap•i•tal1

(ˈkæp ɪ tl)

n.
1. the city or town that is the official seat of government of a country, state, etc.
2. a city regarded as being of special eminence in some field: the dance capital.
4. the wealth, as in money or property, owned or employed in business by an individual, firm, etc.
5.
a. assets remaining after deduction of liabilities; the net worth of a business.
b. the ownership interest in a business.
6. any source of profit, advantage, power, etc.; asset.
adj.
7. pertaining to financial capital.
8. principal; primary: a subject of capital concern.
9. chief, esp. as being the official seat of government of a country, state, etc.: a capital city.
10. excellent or first-rate: a capital hotel.
11. indicating a capital letter; uppercase.
12. involving loss of life.
13. punishable by death: a capital crime.
[1175–1225; < Latin capitālis of the head <caput head; (n.) < Medieval Latin capitāle wealth < Latin capitālis]
syn: capital, chief, major, principal apply to a main or leading representative of a kind. capital may suggest preeminence, importance, or excellence: a capital idea. chief often means highest in office or power; it may mean most important: the chief clerk; the chief problem. major refers to someone or something that is greater in number, quantity, or importance: a major resource; a major poet. principal refers to the most distinguished, influential, or foremost person or thing: a principal stockholder; the principal reason.

cap•i•tal2

(ˈkæp ɪ tl)

n.
the distinctively treated upper end of a column, pilaster, or the like.
[1250–1300; Late Latin capitellum < Latin caput head]

capital

Consists of all goods and services which are used in the production of other goods and services, e.g. machinery, factories, education, and training. Capital can also mean the money value of a company’s assets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capital - assets available for use in the production of further assets
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
current assets, liquid assets, quick assets - assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)
stock - the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
risk capital, venture capital - wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises
operating capital - capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
seed money - capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise
2.capital - wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
endowment fund, endowment - the capital that provides income for an institution
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
means, substance - considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
corpus, principal sum, principal - capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
3.capital - a seat of government
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
national capital - the capital city of a nation
provincial capital - the capital city of a province
state capital - the capital city of a political subdivision of a country
4.capital - one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasiscapital - 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"
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
small capital, small cap - a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
5.capital - a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product; "the crime capital of Italy"; "the drug capital of Columbia"
centre, center - a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
6.Capital - the federal government of the United States
7.Capital - a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
8.capital - the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
top - the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
Adj.1.capital - first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.capital - of primary importance; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
primary - of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
3.capital - uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
uppercase - relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case; "uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

capital

noun
1. money, funds, stock, investment(s), property, cash, finance, finances, financing, resources, assets, wealth, principal, means, wherewithal, wonga (slang) The company is having difficulties in raising capital.
adjective
1. upper case, block The name and address are written in capital letters.
2. (Old-fashioned) first-rate, fine, excellent, superb, sterling, splendid, world-class They had a capital time in London.

Capital cities

CityCountry
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
AbujaNigeria
AccraGhana
Addis AbabaEthiopia
AstanaKazakhstan
AlgiersAlgeria
AmmanJordan
AmsterdamNetherlands
Andorra la VellaAndorra
AnkaraTurkey
AntananarivoMadagascar
ApiaSamoa
AshkhabadTurkmenistan
AsmaraEritrea
AsunciónParaguay
AthensGreece
BaghdadIraq
BakuAzerbaijan
BamakoMali
Bandar Seri BegawanBrunei
BangkokThailand
BanguiCentral African Republic
BanjulGambia
BasseterreSt. Kitts and Nevis
BeijingPeople's Republic of China
Beirut or BeyrouthLebanon
BelfastNorthern Ireland
BelgradeYugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)
BelmopanBelize
BerlinGermany
BerneSwitzerland
BishkekKyrgyzstan
BissauGuinea-Bissau
Bloemfonteinjudicial capital of South Africa
BogotáColombia
BrasíliaBrazil
BratislavaSlovakia
BrazzavilleCongo (Republic of)
BridgetownBarbados
BrusselsBelgium
BucharestRomania
BudapestHungary
Buenos AiresArgentina
BujumburaBurundi
CairoEgypt
CanberraAustralia
Cape Townlegislative capital of South Africa
CaracasVenezuela
CardiffWales
CastriesSt. Lucia
CayenneFrench Guiana
ColomboSri Lanka
Conakry or KonakryGuinea
CopenhagenDenmark
DakarSenegal
DamascusSyria
DelhiIndia
Dhaka or DaccaBangladesh
DiliEast Timor
Djibouti or JiboutiDjibouti or Jibouti
DodomaTanzania
DohaQatar
DouglasIsle of Man
DublinRepublic of Ireland
DushanbeTajikistan
EdinburghScotland
Fort-de-FranceMartinique
FreetownSierra Leone
FunafutiTuvalu
GaboroneBotswana
GeorgetownGuyana
Guatemala CityGuatemala
HanoiVietnam
HarareZimbabwe
HavanaCuba
HelsinkiFinland
HoniaraSolomon Islands
IslamabadPakistan
Jakarta or DjakartaIndonesia
JerusalemIsrael
KabulAfghanistan
KampalaUganda
Katmandu or KathmanduNepal
Khartoum or KhartumSudan
KievUkraine
KigaliRwanda
KingstonJamaica
KingstownSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
KinshasaCongo (Democratic Republic of)
KishinevMoldova
PalikirMicronesia
KororPalau
Kuala LumpurMalaysia
KuwaitKuwait
La Pazadministrative capital of Bolivia
LibrevilleGabon
LilongweMalawi
LimaPeru
LisbonPortugal
LjubljanaSlovenia
LoméTogo
LondonUnited Kingdom
LuandaAngola
LusakaZambia
LuxembourgLuxembourg
MadridSpain
MajuroMarshall Islands
MalaboEquatorial Guinea
MaléMaldives
ManaguaNicaragua
ManamaBahrain
ManilaPhilippines
MaputoMozambique
MaseruLesotho
MbabaneSwaziland
Mexico CityMexico
MinskBelarus
MogadishuSomalia
Monaco-VilleMonaco
MonroviaLiberia
MontevideoUruguay
MoroniComoros
MoscowRussia
MuscatOman
NairobiKenya
NassauBahamas
NdjamenaChad
NiameyNiger
NicosiaCyprus
NouakchottMauritania
Nuku'alofaTonga
NuukGreenland
OsloNorway
OttawaCanada
OuagadougouBurkina-Faso
Panama CityPanama
ParamariboSuriname
ParisFrance
Phnom PenhCambodia
PishpekKirghizia
Port-au-PrinceHaiti
Port LouisMauritius
Port MoresbyPapua New Guinea
Port of SpainTrinidad and Tobago
Porto NovoBenin
PragueCzech Republic
PraiaCape Verde
Pretoriaadministrative capital of South Africa
PristinaKosovo (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
PyongyangNorth Korea
QuitoEcuador
RabatMorocco
ReykjavikIceland
RigaLatvia
RiyadhSaudi Arabia
RomeItaly
RoseauDominica
San`aYemen
San JoséCosta Rica
San JuanPuerto Rico
San MarinoSan Marino
San SalvadorEl Slavador
SantiagoChile
Santo DomingoDominican Republic
São ToméSão Tomé and Principe
SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
SeoulSouth Korea
SingaporeSingapore
SkopjeMacedonia
SofiaBulgaria
St. George'sGrenada
St. John'sAntigua and Barbuda
StockholmSweden
Sucrelegislative and judicial capital of Bolivia
SuvaFiji
TaipeiTaiwan
TallinnEstonia
TarawaKiribati
TashkentUzbekistan
TbilisiGeorgia
TegucigalpaHonduras
TehranIran
Tel AvivIsrael
ThimphuBhutan
TiranaAlbania
TokyoJapan
TripoliLibya
TunisTunisia
Ulan BatorMongolia
VaduzLiechtenstein
VallettaMalta
Vatican CityVatican City
VictoriaSeychelles
ViennaAustria
VientianeLaos
Port VilaVanuatu
VilniusLithuania
WarsawPoland
Washington DCUnited States of America
WellingtonNew Zealand
WindhoekNamibia
YamoussoukroCôte d'Ivoire
Yangon (Rangoon)Myanmar (Burma)
Yaoundé or YaundeCameroon
YarenNauru
YerevanArmenia
ZagrebCroatia

capital

noun
1. The monetary resources of a government, organization, or individual:
finance (used in plural), fund (used in plural), money (often used in plural).
2. Money or property used to produce more wealth:
3. All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value:
asset (used in plural), fortune, mean (used in plural), resource (used in plural), wealth, wherewithal.
adjective
1. Most important, influential, or significant:
2. Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
3. Conspicuously bad or offensive:
Translations
تاج عَمود، رأسُ دِعامَهحاضِرَه، مَدينَةٌ عاصِمَهحَرْفٌ كَبيرحَرْفٌ كَبِيررأسْمال
столица
hlavní městokapitálvelké písmenoznamenitýskvělý
hovedstadkapitalpengestorartetSTORE BOGSTAVER
ĉefurbo
kapitalkapiteelpealinn
pääkaupunkipääomaversaaliisoiso alkukirjain
glavni gradkapitalveliko slovo
főváros
fyrirtaks, ágæturhástafur, upphafsstafurhöfuðborghöfuî-höfuîborg
大文字首都
대문자수도
sostinė
galvaspilsētakapitālskapitelislielais burtslielisks
capitalcapitală
hlavicahlavné mesto
glavno mestokapitalprestolnicavelika začetnica
huvudstadstor bokstavversalkapitalkapitäl
เมืองหลวงตัวพิมพ์ใหญ่
столиця
chữ in hoathủ đôvốn

capital

[ˈkæpɪtl]
A. ADJ
1. (Jur) → capital
2. (= chief) → capital
3. (= essential) → capital, primordial
of capital importancede capital importancia
4. [letter] → mayúsculo
capital QQ f mayúscula
he's Conservative with a capital Ces conservador con mayúscula
5. (o.f.) (= splendid) → magnífico, estupendo
capital!¡magnífico!, ¡estupendo!
B. N
1. (also capital letter) → mayúscula f
capitals (large) → mayúsculas fpl, versales fpl; (small) → versalitas fpl
please write in capitalsescribir en letras de imprenta
2. (also capital city) → capital f
3. (Fin) → capital m
to make capital out of sth (fig) → sacar provecho de algo
4. (Archit) → capitel m
C. CPD capital account Ncuenta f de capital
capital allowance Ndesgravación f sobre bienes de capital
capital assets NPLactivo msing fijo
capital expenditure Ninversión f de capital
capital gain(s) N(PL)plusvalía f
capital gains tax Nimpuesto m sobre las plusvalías
capital goods NPLbienes mpl de equipo
capital growth Naumento m del capital
capital investment Ninversión f de capital
capital levy Nimpuesto m sobre el capital
capital offence, capital offense (US) Ndelito m capital
capital outlay Ndesembolso m de capital
capital punishment Npena f de muerte
capital reserves NPLreservas fpl de capital
capital sentence Ncondena f a la pena de muerte
capital ship Nacorazado m
capital spending Ncapital m adquisitivo
capital stock N (= capital) → capital m social or comercial; (= shares) → acciones fpl de capital
capital sum Ncapital m
capital transfer tax N (Brit) → impuesto m sobre plusvalía de cesión

capital

[ˈkæpɪtəl]
n
(also capital city) → capitale f
Cardiff is the capital of Wales → Cardiff est la capitale du pays de Galles.
(= money) → capital m
(also capital letter) → majuscule f
Write your address in capitals → Écris ton adresse en majuscules.
to make capital out of sth (formal)tirer parti de qch, tirer profit de qch
adj [letter] → majuscule
capital D → D majusculecapital city ncapitale fcapital equipment nbiens mpl d'équipementcapital expenditure ndépenses fpl d'investissementcapital formation n (FINANCE)formation f de capitalcapital gains tax nimpôt m sur les plus-valuescapital goods nbiens mpl d'équipement

capital

n
(also capital city)Hauptstadt f; (fig: = centre) → Zentrum nt
(also capital letter)Großbuchstabe m; large capitalsGroßbuchstaben pl, → Versalien pl (spec); small capitalsKapitälchen pl (spec); please write in capitalsbitte in Blockschrift schreiben!
no pl (Fin, fig: = knowledge, skill) → Kapital nt; to make capital out of something (fig)aus etw Kapital schlagen; capital and labourKapital und Arbeit
(Archit) → Kapitell nt
adj
letterGroß-; love with a capital Ldie große Liebe; a car with a capital Cein richtiges Auto; unity with a capital Uhundertprozentige Einheit
(= major) of capital importancevon größter Bedeutung
(Jur) → Kapital-; capital crimeKapitalverbrechen nt; they will be tried on a capital charge of instigating the riotssie werden des Kapitalverbrechens der Anstiftung zum Aufruhr angeklagt werden
(dated inf: = excellent) → prächtig (dated), → famos (dated)

capital

in cpdsKapital-;
capital account
nKapitalbilanz f
capital allowance
nAbschreibung f
capital assets
capital base
nKapitalbasis f
capital costs
plKapitalkosten pl
capital employed
capital equipment
n(Betriebs)anlagen pl
capital expenditure
nKapitalaufwendungen pl
capital gain
n, capital gains
plKapitalgewinn m, → Wertzuwachs m
capital gains tax
capital goods
plInvestitionsgüter pl
capital growth
capital-intensive
capital investment

capital

:
capital levy
nVermögens- or Kapitalsteuer f
capital loss
n(Kapital)veräußerungsverlust m
capital market
nKapitalmarkt m
capital offence
capital punishment
ndie Todesstrafe
capital reserves
plKapitalreserven pl
capital returns tax
capital spending
capital stock
capital sum
nKapitalbetrag m, → Kapital nt
capital transfer tax
nKapitalverkehrssteuer f; (for inheritance) → Erbschaftssteuer f

capital

[ˈkæpɪtl]
1. n
a. (also capital letter) → (lettera) maiuscola
b. (also capital city) → capitale f
c. (Fin) → capitale m
to make capital out of sth (fig) → sfruttare qc
2. adj
a. (letter) → maiuscolo/a
b. (Law) capital offencedelitto passibile di pena capitale
c. (old) (idea) → meraviglioso/a, splendido/a

capital1

(ˈkӕpitl) noun
1. the chief town or seat of government. Paris is the capital of France.
2. (also capital letter) any letter of the type found at the beginning of sentences, proper names etc. THESE ARE CAPITAL LETTERS / CAPITALS.
3. money (for investment etc). You need capital to start a new business.
adjective
1. involving punishment by death. a capital offence.
2. excellent. a capital idea.
3. (of a city) being a capital. Paris and other capital cities.
ˈcapitalism noun
a system of economics in which money and business are controlled by capitalists.
ˈcapitalist noun
a person who has much money in business concerns.
ˈcapitalist, ˌcapitaˈlistic adjective

capital2

(ˈkӕpitl) noun
in architecture, the top part of a column of a building etc.

capital

حَرْفٌ كَبِير, عَاصِمَة hlavní město, kapitál, velké písmeno hovedstad, kapital, stort bogstav Großbuchstabe, Hauptstadt κεφαλαίο, κεφάλαιο, πρωτεύουσα capital, mayúscula iso alkukirjain, pääkaupunki capital, capitale glavni grad, kapital, veliko slovo capitale, maiuscola 大文字, 首都 대문자, 수도 hoofdletter, hoofdstad, kapitaal hovedstad, versal kapitał, stolica, wielka litera capital, letra maiúscula заглавная буква, стартовый капитал, столица huvudstad, stor bokstav เมืองหลวง, ตัวพิมพ์ใหญ่ başkent, büyük harf chữ in hoa, thủ đô, vốn 大写字母, 首都
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He's a capital fellow, and I wish we could get acquainted.
He is always able to raise capital for new enterprises in Wyoming or Montana, and has helped young men out there to do remarkable things in mines and timber and oil.
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
Thus, Hepzibah was well content to acknowledge Phoebe's vastly superior gifts as a shop-keeper'--she listened, with compliant ear, to her suggestion of various methods whereby the influx of trade might be increased, and rendered profitable, without a hazardous outlay of capital.
In one of the mighty triumphs given to a Roman general upon his entering the world's capital, the bones of a whale, brought all the way from the Syrian coast, were the most conspicuous object in the cymballed procession.
But all in all, taking her from truck to helm, considering the dimensions of the cook's boilers, including his own live parchment boilers; fore and aft, I say, the Samuel Enderby was a jolly ship; of good fare and plenty; fine flip and strong; crack fellows all, and capital from boot heels to hat-band.
Some farmers, you know, are capital masters; but I think this one was a low sort of man.
If you counted with it the other big plants--and they were now really all one--it was, so Jokubas informed them, the greatest aggregation of labor and capital ever gathered in one place.
No wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession.
In German, all the Nouns begin with a capital letter.
If I had capital and a theater, I wouldn't want a better lay-out than that -- and here we've gone and sold 'em for a song.
Huck was always willing to take a hand in any enterprise that offered enter- tainment and required no capital, for he had a troub- lesome superabundance of that sort of time which is not money.