Definitions for Capitolˈkæp ɪ tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cap•i•tolˈkæp ɪ tl(n.)

  1. the building in Washington, D.C., in which the U.S. Congress holds its sessions.

    Category: Government

  2. (often l.c.) a building occupied by a state legislature.

    Category: Government

  3. the ancient temple of Jupiter at Rome, on the Capitoline.

    Category: Mythology, Ancient History

  4. the Capitoline.

    Category: Ancient History

Origin of Capitol:

1690–1700, Amer.; < L capitōlium temple of Jupiter on Capitoline hill, Rome <caput head

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capitol(noun)

    a building occupied by a state legislature

  2. Capitol, Capitol Building(noun)

    the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet


  1. capitol(Noun)

    Temple of Jupiter in Rome.

  2. capitol(Noun)

    The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.

  3. capitol(Noun)

    A building or complex of buildings in which any legislature meets.

    The capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state capital.

  4. Capitol(ProperNoun)

    The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capitol

    the temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met

  2. Capitol

    the edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse


  1. Capitol

    Capitol is an American soap opera which aired on CBS from March 29, 1982 to March 20, 1987 for 1,270 episodes. As its name suggests, the storyline usually revolves around the political intrigues of people whose lives intertwined in Washington D.C.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Capitol

    a temple and citadel erected by Tarquin on the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, and where victors who were voted a triumph were crowned; terminated at its southern extremity by Tarpeian Rock, from which criminals guilty of treason were precipitated; hence the saying, "The Tarpeian Rock is near the Capitol," to denote the close connection between glory and disgrace.

Translations for Capitol

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in architecture, the top part of a column of a building etc.

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