capital, working capital(noun)
assets available for use in the production of further assets
wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
a seat of government
capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule(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"
a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
"the crime capital of Italy"; "the drug capital of Columbia"
the federal government of the United States
Das Kapital, Capital(noun)
a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
capital, chapiter, cap(adj)
the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
"a capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
of primary importance
"our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
capital, great, majuscule(adj)
"capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
He does not have enough capital to start a business.
Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
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.
The most important city in the field specified.
An uppercase letter.
The uppermost part of a column.
Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.
Interpreters need a good amount of cultural capital in order to function efficiently in the profession.
of prime importance
That is a capital idea!
Involving punishment by death.
One begins a sentence with a capital letter.
Origin: From capitalis, in sense “head of cattle”, from caput (English cap). Use in trade and finance originated in Medieval economies when a common but expensive transaction involved trading heads of cattle.
of or pertaining to the head
having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment
first in importance; chief; principal
chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities
of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song
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
the seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis
money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a
that portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production
anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence
an imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts
a chapter, or section, of a book
see Capital letter, under Capital, a
Origin: [Cf. L. capitellum and capitulum, a small head, the head, top, or capital of a column, dim. of caput head; F. chapiteau, OF. capitel. See chief, and cf. cattle, chattel, chapiter, chapter.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kap′it-al, adj. relating to the head: involving the loss of the head; chief: principal: excellent.—n. the head or top part of a column or pillar: the chief or most important thing: the chief city of a country: a large letter, such as used on title-pages, &c.: the stock or money for carrying on any business.—n. Capitalisā′tion, the act of converting into capital: printing with capital letters.—v.t. Cap′italīse, to convert into capital or money.—ns. Cap′italism, condition of possessing capital: the economic system which generates capitalists; Cap′italist, one who has capital or money.—adv. Cap′itally, chiefly: principally: excellently: by capital punishment.—adj. Cap′itate (bot.), growing in or shaped like a head.—ns. Capitā′tion, a numbering of every head or individual: a tax on every head; Capite (kap′it-i), an ancient English tenure (Shak.).—Circulating or Floating capital consists of the wages paid to the workmen, and of the raw material used up in the processes of industry, &c.; Fixed capital consists of buildings, machines, tools, &c.—Hold lands in capite, to hold them directly from the sovereign.—Make capital out of, to turn to advantage. [O. Fr. capitel—L. capitalis—caput, the head.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'capital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #734
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'capital' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1253
Rank popularity for the word 'capital' in Nouns Frequency: #309
The numerical value of capital in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of capital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Jerusalem has been our capital for 3,000 years and it's going to be our capital for eternity
First of all, Arafat is wrong. Jerusalem is Israel's capital, will never be divided, and will remain the capital of the State of Israel, the capital of the Jewish people, for ever and ever.
With physical and financial capital having been replaced by human capital as the economy’s driving force, the knowledge, skills and experience of people have become this country’s scarce resource.
But after The Azeri capital Baku The Azeri capital Baku will be The Azeri capital Baku. We have gone to the commercial market place with a blank piece of paper, containing a concept and a bunch of promises.
Our capital strength is a key priority. Capital strength is a competitive advantage, especially in tough economic times. We are reviewing all aspects of our capital strength as part of our broader business review.
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Translations for capital
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- حرف كبير, رأس مال, رأسمالArabic
- бага́цце, капіта́лBelarusian
- гла́вна бу́ква, главен, капите́л, капита́л, основенBulgarian
- capital, capitell, excel·lent, majúscula, lletra majúsculaCatalan, Valencian
- kapitál, velké písmeno, hlaviceCzech
- Kapital, Großbuchstabe, Groß-, großartig, KapitellGerman
- κεφάλαιο, κιονόκρανο, κεφαλαίος, κεφαλαιώδηςGreek
- capital, mayúscula, excelente, capitelSpanish
- kapital, kapiteelEstonian
- mahtava, versaalikirjain, pääasiallinen, iso, versaali, fantastinen, iso kirjain, suurenmoinen, pääoma, majuskeli, ensisijainen, loistava, kapiteeliFinnish
- capital, majuscule, chapiteau, excellentFrench
- caipiteal, ceannlitirIrish
- airgead-calpaScottish Gaelic
- tőke, nagybetű, oszlopfőHungarian
- կապիտալ, մեծատառArmenian
- modal, kapitalIndonesian
- capitale, eccellente, magnifico, maiuscola, maiuscolo, splendido, ottimo, principale, capitelloItalian
- 素晴らしい, 優れた, 資本, 大文字, 致命的, 柱頭, 主要, 主Japanese
- კაპიტალი, დიდი ასო, ასომთავრულიGeorgian
- 가장 중요한, 어퍼케이스, 資本, 대사, 자본, 대문자, 사형, 최상의, 大文字, 최고의Korean
- pūmatua, moni haupū, moni haupū rawaMāori
- മരണ ശിക്ഷ, മൂലധനംMalayalam
- excellent, uitstekend, kapiteel, kapitaal, hoofd-, hoofd(letter), hoofdletter, dood(straf)Dutch
- kapitał, duża litera, wielka litera, nagłówekPolish
- capital, [[letra]] [[maiúscula]], excelente, maiúsculo, capitel, fundamental, maiúsculaPortuguese
- capital, chapital, chapitêlRomansh
- капита́л, основной, главный, загла́вная бу́ква, заглавный, капите́ль, отличный, больша́я бу́ква, бога́тство, превосходный, капитальный, прописна́я бу́ква, большой, состоя́ниеRussian
- капитал, kapitalSerbo-Croatian
- versal, kapital, stor bokstav, huvudsakligSwedish
- పెట్టుబడి, సంపదTelugu
- kabisera, kapitalTagalog
- anapara, kapital, büyük, anamal, büyük harf, sermayeTurkish
- бага́тство, капіта́лUkrainian
- tư bản, chính, vốnVietnamese
- mayudik, mayud, katädVolapük
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