HyperDic: capital

English > 11 senses of the word capital / Capital:
NOUNpossessioncapital, working capitalassets available for use in the production of further assets
possessioncapitalwealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
locationcapitala seat of government
communicationcapital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majusculeone of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
locationcapitala center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product / product
groupCapital, Washingtonthe federal government of the United States
communicationCapital, Das Kapitala book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
artifactcapital, chapiter, capthe upper part of a column that supports the entablature
ADJECTIVEallcapitalfirst-rate
allcapitalof primary importance
allcapital, great, majusculeuppercase
capital / Capital > pronunciation
Soundskae'pahtahl; kae'pihtahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > capital: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfirst-rate.
Examples
  • "a capital fellow"
  • "a capital idea"
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
English > capital: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf primary importance.
Example"our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
BroaderprimaryOf first rank or importance or value
Spanishcapital
English > capital: 11 senses > adjective 3
Meaninguppercase.
Example"capital A"
Synonymsgreat, majuscule
Broaderuppercaserelating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case
Spanishcapital, mayúscula
Catalancapital, majúscula
Nounscapitalone of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaningassets available for use in the production of further assets.
Synonymworking capital
Membersliquid assets, current assets, quick assetsassets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)
Narroweroperating capitalCapital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
seed moneyCapital needed to set up a new business or enterprise / enterprise
stockThe capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
venture capital, risk capitalwealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises / enterprises
BroaderassetsAnything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
Spanishcapital de trabajo, capital, fondo de maniobra, fondo de rotación
Catalancapital, fons de maniobra
Nounscapitalista person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
Verbscapitaliseconsider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
capitalisesupply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
capitalize, capitaliseconvert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
capitalize, capitalisecompute the present value of a business or an income
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningwealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
Narrowerendowment, endowment fundThe capital that provides income for an institution
means, substanceconsiderable capital (wealth / wealth or income)
principal, corpus, principal sumCapital as contrasted with the income derived from it
BroaderassetsAnything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
Spanishcapital
Catalancapital
Nounscapitalista person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
Verbscapitalisecompute the present value of a business or an income
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA seat of government.
InstancesCamelot(Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom
Narrowernational capitalThe capital city of a nation
provincial capitalThe capital city of a province
state capitalThe capital city of a political subdivision of a country
BroaderseatA center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
Spanishcapital
Catalancapital
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningOne of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymscapital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule
Narrowersmall capital, small capA character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Oppositesmall letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minusculeThe characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
Spanishcaja alta, letra mayúscula, mayúscula
Catalancaixa alta, lletra majúscula, majúscula
Adjectivescapitaluppercase
Verbscapitalize, capitalisewrite in capital letters
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product / product.
Examples
  • "the crime capital of Italy"
  • "the drug capital of Columbia"
Broadercenter, centreA place where some particular activity is concentrated
Spanishcapital
English > Capital: 11 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe federal government of the United States.
SynonymWashington
Instance offederal governmentA government with strong central powers
SpanishCapital, capitolio, Washington
Catalancapitol, Washington
English > Capital: 11 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
SynonymDas Kapital
Instance ofbookA written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
SpanishDas Kapital, El Capital
CatalanEl capital, El Capital
English > capital: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
Synonymschapiter, cap
Part ofcolumn, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
BroadertopThe upper part of anything
Spanishcapital, capitel
Catalancapital, capitell

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