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Meaning & Definition of Capital in English

English

Capital

/kæpətəl/

noun

1. Assets available for use in the production of further assets

    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • working capital

2. Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

    synonym:
  • capital

3. A seat of government

    synonym:
  • capital

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • capital letter
  • ,
  • uppercase
  • ,
  • upper-case letter
  • ,
  • majuscule

5. A center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

  • "The crime capital of italy"
  • "The drug capital of columbia"
    synonym:
  • capital

6. The federal government of the united states

    synonym:
  • Capital
  • ,
  • Washington

7. A book written by karl marx (1867) describing his economic theories

    synonym:
  • Das Kapital
  • ,
  • Capital

8. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature

    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • chapiter
  • ,
  • cap

adjective

1. First-rate

  • "A capital fellow"
  • "A capital idea"
    synonym:
  • capital

2. Of primary importance

  • "Our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
    synonym:
  • capital

3. Uppercase

  • "Capital a"
  • "Great a"
  • "Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
    synonym:
  • capital
  • ,
  • great
  • ,
  • majuscule

Examples of using

The capital of Turkey is Ankara.
Alofi is the capital of Niue, and its population is about 580 people.
Bucharest is the capital of Romania.