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English adjective: capital

1. capital first-rate


SamplesA capital fellow.
A capital idea.


Similarsuperior


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


Antonymsinferior

2. capital of primary importance


SamplesOur capital concern was to avoid defeat.


Similarprimary


Antonymssecondary

3. capital uppercase


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


Synonymsgreat, majuscule


Similaruppercase


Antonymslowercase


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


SynonymsWashington


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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