1. [ adjective ] (writing) of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
Related terms: minuscule uppercase
2. [ 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: capital capital_letter upper-case_letter upper_case
Related terms: small_letter character small_capital
3. [ adjective ] uppercase
Synonyms: great capital

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

Related terms: uppercase