|1.||[ noun ] (business) assets available for use in the production of further assets|
|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"
|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"
|8.||[ noun ] (writing) a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories|
|9.||[ adjective ] uppercase|
"capital A" "great A" "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
|10.||[ noun ] (architecture) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature|
|Related terms:||top column|