Definition of Capital

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

2. Adjective. First-rate. "A capital idea"

3. Noun. Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
Specialized synonyms: Endowment, Endowment Fund, Means, Substance, Corpus, Principal, Principal Sum
Generic synonyms: Assets
Derivative terms: Capitalise, Capitalist

4. Adjective. Of primary importance. "Our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
Similar to: Primary

5. Noun. A seat of government.

6. Adjective. Uppercase. "Many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
Exact synonyms: Great, Majuscule
Similar to: Uppercase

7. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Capital Letter, Majuscule, Upper-case Letter, Uppercase
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Small Cap, Small Capital
Derivative terms: Capitalise, Capitalize, Majuscular
Antonyms: Lowercase

8. Noun. A center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product. "The drug capital of Columbia"
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre

9. Noun. The federal government of the United States.
Exact synonyms: Washington
Generic synonyms: Federal Government
Derivative terms: Washingtonian

10. Noun. A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
Exact synonyms: Das Kapital
Generic synonyms: Book

11. Noun. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
Exact synonyms: Cap, Chapiter
Group relationships: Column, Pillar
Generic synonyms: Top

Definition of Capital

1. a. Of or pertaining to the head.

2. n. The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.

Definition of Capital

1. Noun. (uncountable economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures). ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable business finance) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system. ¹

3. Noun. A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it. ¹

4. Noun. The most important city in the field specified. ¹

5. Noun. An uppercase letter. ¹

6. Noun. (countable architecture) The uppermost part of a column. ¹

7. Noun. Knowledge; awareness; proficiency. ¹

8. Adjective. of prime importance ¹

9. Adjective. (British) excellent ¹

10. Adjective. Involving punishment by death. ¹

11. Adjective. uppercase ¹

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Definition of Capital

1. the upper part of a column [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Capital

capillary vein
capillary vessel
capillary wave
capillary zone electrophoresis
capital (current term)
capital account
capital accounts
capital budgeting
capital cities
capital city
capital cost
capital crime
capital crimes
capital equipment
capital expenditure
capital expenditures
capital financing

Literary usage of Capital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oecd Economic Surveys (2005)
"Demand factors, not only supply constraints, have contributed to the relative underdevelopment of venture capital. Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is ..."

2. Report by Florida Office of Secretary of State (1909)
"Return of President increasing capital stock from $1.2,- 000.00 to ... Affidavit of Treasurer that all of the capital stock has been subscribed and paid. ..."

3. The Financial Policy of Corporations by Arthur Stone Dewing (1920)
"Here it is advisable to consider first the general subject of capital and ... The elemental conception of finance is capital. The word "capital" has been ..."

4. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"D. Amendments to Title III of the 1997 Act Relating to capital Gains 1. Individual capital gains rate reductions (sec. 6005(d) of the 1998 IRS Restructuring ..."

5. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"Such advantageous situations necessarily attract a great capital by the great employment which they afford it; and the employment of this capital is the ..."

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