Definitions for capital letter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cap′ital let′ter(n.)

  1. a letter of the alphabet that usu. differs from its corresponding lowercase letter in form and height, as A, B, Q, and R as distinguished from a, b, q, and


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. capital letter(Noun)

    An upper-case letter (A, B, C, ... as opposed to a, b, c, ...), used for emphasis, for starting sentences and proper names, etc.


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