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cap·i·tal·ist

 (kăp′ĭ-tl-ĭst)
n.
1. A supporter of capitalism.
2. An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise.
3. A person of great wealth.
adj.
Capitalistic.

capitalist

(ˈkæpɪtəlɪst)
n
1. (Economics) a person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics a supporter of capitalism
3. informal usually derogatory a rich person
adj
(Economics) of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism
ˌcapitalˈistic adj

cap•i•tal•ist

(ˈkæp ɪ tl ɪst)

n.
1. a person who invests capital in business enterprises.
2. an advocate of capitalism.
3. a very wealthy person.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitalist - a conservative advocate of capitalism
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
2.capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
financier, moneyman - a person skilled in large scale financial transactions
holder, bearer - the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; "the bond was marked `payable to bearer'"
investor - someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
materialist - someone with great regard for material possessions
moneymaker - someone who is successful in accumulating wealth
profiteer - someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
Adj.1.capitalist - of or relating to capitalism or capitalists; "a capitalist nation"; "capitalistic methods and incentives"
2.capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism

capitalist

noun
One who is occupied with or expert in large-scale financial affairs:
Informal: moneyman.
Translations
شخص شَخْصٌ رأسْمالي
kapitalistakapitalistický
kapitalistkapitalistisk
kapitalistikapitalistinenporvariporvarillinen
kapitalista
kapítalískurkapítalisti
kapitalistakapitalistický
anamalcıkapitalistkapitalizm ile ilgili

capitalist

[ˈkæpɪtəlɪst]
A. ADJcapitalista
B. Ncapitalista mf

capitalist

[ˈkæpɪtəlɪst]
adj [country, system] → capitaliste
ncapitaliste mf

capitalist

nKapitalist(in) m(f)

capitalist

[ˈkæpɪtəlɪst] adj & ncapitalista (m/f)

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
References in classic literature ?
There were hundreds of shrewd capitalists in American cities in 1876, looking with sharp eyes in all directions for business chances; but not one of them came to Bell with an offer to buy his patent.
Capitalists treated it exactly as they treated the Atlantic Cable project when Cyrus Field visited Boston in 1862.
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, 'two-pence for every half-penny,' which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill- discounters.
Here were all the opportunities of the country, the land, and the buildings upon the land, the railroads, the mines, the factories, and the stores, all in the hands of a few private individuals, called capitalists, for whom the people were obliged to work for wages.
The lower strata of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.
The only available standard was the market price, and this he rejected as being fixed by competition among capitalists who could only secure profit by obtaining from their workmen more products than they paid them for, and could only tempt customers by offering a share of the unpaid-for part of the products as a reduction in price.
You herd with the capitalist class in another locality.
With a half-sheet of notepaper and a pencil, he had mapped out a road which had made one, at least, of the two surveyors thoughtful, and had largely increased his respect for the English capitalist. Now he was on his way back from a tour almost to Bekwando itself by the route of the proposed road.
You speak like a capitalist. I don't know how much money you have, but I don't fancy you are rolling in wealth, as you Americans say.
With the invention of steam and the Industrial Revolution there came into existence the Capitalist Class, in the modern sense of the word.
It was a very short distance, fortunately, and the amused capitalist picked her up, set her on her feet, and brushed her off.
Here the sleek capitalist and there the sinewy laborer; here the man of science and here the shoe-back; here the poet and here the water-rate collector; here the cabinet minister and there the ballet-dancer.