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1. A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets.
2. Capitol The building in Washington, DC, where the Congress of the United States meets. See Usage Note at capital1.

[Middle English Capitol, Jupiter's temple in Rome, from Old French capitole, from Latin Capitōlium, after Capitōlīnus, Capitoline, the hill on which Jupiter's temple stood; perhaps akin to caput, capit-, head; see capital1.]


1. (Placename)
a. another name for the Capitoline
b. the temple on the Capitoline
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Capitol the main building of the US Congress
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes not capital) Also called: statehouse (in the US) the building housing any state legislature
[C14: from Latin Capitōlium, from caput head]


(ˈkæp ɪ tl)

1. the building in Washington, D.C., in which the U.S. Congress holds its sessions.
2. (often l.c.) a building occupied by a state legislature.
3. the ancient temple of Jupiter at Rome, on the Capitoline.
4. the Capitoline.
[1690–1700, Amer.; < Latin capitōlium temple of Jupiter on Capitoline hill, Rome <caput head]


The triple religious shrine on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitol - a building occupied by a state legislature
government building - a building that houses a branch of government
2.Capitol - the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meetCapitol - the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
American capital, capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C. - the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
Yhdysvaltain kongressitalo


[ˈkæpɪtɒl] N (US) → Capitolio m
El Capitolio (Capitol) es el edificio en el que se reúne el Congreso de los Estados Unidos (Congress), situado en la ciudad de Washington. Al estar situado en la colina llamada Capitol Hill, también se suele hacer referencia a él con ese nombre en los medios de comunicación.
Por otra parte a menudo se llama Capitol, por extensión, al edificio en el que tienen lugar las sesiones parlamentarias de la cámara de representantes de muchos estados.


[ˈkæpɪtəl] n
the Capitol → le Capitole


nKapitol nt


[ˈkæpɪtəl] n the Capitolil Campidoglio
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Peter's, the Great Pyramid, the Strasburg Cathedral and the Capitol in Washington were clustered against that wall, a man sitting on its upper edge could not hang his hat on the top of any one of them without reaching down three or four hundred feet--a thing which, of course, no man could do.
Nothing quite equals graduation in the minds of the graduates themselves, their families, and the younger students, unless it be the inauguration of a governor at the State Capitol.
Later came The Washington Star, which had a wire strung to the Capitol, and thereby gained an hour over its competitors.
This beautiful capitol, like every capitol since the dawn of civilization, is often a place of intrigue and calculation.
He was to leave the city by the Porta del Popolo, skirt the outer wall, and re-enter by the Porta San Giovanni; thus they would behold the Colosseum without finding their impressions dulled by first looking on the Capitol, the Forum, the Arch of Septimus Severus, the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and the Via Sacra.
or if this be too vast a contemplation, regard for a moment the Capitol at Washington, D.
The statue is incomparable, the finest of all mounted figures, unless that of Marcus Aurelius, who rides benignant before the Roman Capitol, be finer: but I was not thinking of that; I only found myself staring at the triumphant captain as if he had an oracle on his lips.
Steuben would pay her visit first--it was probably only a question of leaving cards--and bring her young friend to the Capitol at the hour when the yellow afternoon light would give a tone to the blankness of its marble walls.
I knew it was just about the length of the capitol at Washington--say seven hundred and thirty feet.
Thou shalt lie close hid with nature, and canst not be afforded to the Capitol or the Exchange.
Four hundred warriors were started for Anoroc to fetch Perry and the contents of the prospector, to the capitol of the empire, which was also the principal settlements of the Sarians.
A STATE Official carrying off the Dome of the Capitol met the Ghost of his predecessor, who had come out of his political grave to warn him that God saw him.