1. [ noun ] (business) assets available for use in the production of further assets
Synonyms: working_capital
Related terms: asset assets stock operating_capital venture_capital seed_money liquid_asset liquid_assets capitalize capitalize capitalize
2. [ noun ] (government) a seat of government
Related terms: seat provincial_capital Edinburgh state_capital George_Town Kishinev Jerevan Cardiff Minsk Tallinn Riga Vilnius Kiev Belfast national_capital Baku Tbilisi Alma-Ata Biskek Dusanbe Ashkhabad Tashkent bridgetown bratislava sucre capital_of_armenia akmola bishkek Camelot
3. [ noun ] (economics) wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
Related terms: material_resource assets principal endowment means capitalize
4. [ noun ] one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in proper names and sometimes for emphasis; (printers once kept type for capitals and small letters in separate cases; capitals were in the upper half and became known as upper-case letters)
Synonyms: upper-case_letter capital_letter majuscule upper_case
Related terms: small_letter character small_capital
5. [ adjective ] punishable by death

"a capital offense"

Related terms: serious
6. [ adjective ] (British) first-rate

"a capital fellow" "a capital idea"

Related terms: UK superior
7. [ adjective ] of primary important

"our capital concern was to avoid defeat"

Related terms: primary
8. [ noun ] (writing) a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
Synonyms: das_kapital
Related terms: book
9. [ adjective ] uppercase
Synonyms: majuscule great

"capital A" "great A" "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"

Related terms: uppercase
10. [ noun ] (architecture) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
Synonyms: cap chapiter
Related terms: top column
Similar spelling:   capitalize