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English adjective: capital

1. capital first-rate

SamplesA capital fellow.
A capital idea.


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


2. capital of primary importance

SamplesOur capital concern was to avoid defeat.



3. capital uppercase

SamplesCapital A.
Great A.
Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script.

Synonymsgreat, majuscule



English noun: capital

1. capital (possession) assets available for use in the production of further assets

Synonymsworking capital

Broader (hypernym)assets

Narrower (hyponym)operating capital, risk capital, seed money, stock, venture capital

Member holonymcurrent assets, liquid assets, quick assets

2. capital (possession) wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

Broader (hypernym)assets

Narrower (hyponym)corpus, endowment, endowment fund, means, principal, principal sum, substance

3. capital (location) a seat of government

Broader (hypernym)seat

Narrower (hyponym)national capital, provincial capital, state capital

Instance hyponymBelfast, Bridgetown, Camelot, capital of Barbados, capital of Northern Ireland, Cardiff, Edinburgh, George Town

4. capital (communication) one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

SamplesPrinters 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.

Synonymscapital letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase

Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

Narrower (hyponym)small cap, small capital

Antonymslower-case letter, lowercase, minuscule, small letter

5. capital (location) a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

SamplesThe crime capital of Italy.
The drug capital of Columbia.

Broader (hypernym)center, centre

6. Capital (group) the federal government of the United States


Instance hypernymfederal government

7. Capital (communication) a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

SynonymsDas Kapital

Instance hypernymbook

8. capital (artifact) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Synonymscap, chapiter

Broader (hypernym)top

Part meronymcolumn, pillar

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