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Definition 1: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is a kind of ...) the upper part of anything

"the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

(... is part of capital) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Definition 2: one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where capital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

(... is a kind of capital ) a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters

Definition 3: a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is an instance of ...) a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

"I am reading a good book on economics"

Definition 4: the federal government of the United States - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is an instance of ...) a government with strong central powers

Definition 5: a seat of government - [noun denoting location]

(capital is a kind of ...) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is a kind of capital ) the capital city of a nation

(... is a kind of capital ) the capital city of a province

(... is a kind of capital ) the capital city of a political subdivision of a country

(... is an instance of capital) (Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there

Definition 6: a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product - [noun denoting location]

Samples where capital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crime capital of Italy
  • the drug capital of Columbia

(capital is a kind of ...) a place where some particular activity is concentrated

"they received messages from several centers"

Definition 7: wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value - [noun denoting possession]

(capital is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of capital ) the capital that provides income for an institution

(... is a kind of capital ) considerable capital (wealth or income)

"he is a man of means"

(... is a kind of capital ) capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

Definition 8: assets available for use in the production of further assets - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of capital ) the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

"he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"

(... is a kind of capital ) wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises

(... is a kind of capital ) capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements

(... is a kind of capital ) capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise

(capital is a member of ...) assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)

Definition 9: of primary importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where capital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our capital concern was to avoid defeat

(capital is similar to ...) of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary

"primary goals" "a primary effect" "primary sources" "a primary interest"

Definition 10: first-rate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where capital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a capital fellow
  • a capital idea

(capital is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(capital belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 11: uppercase - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where capital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for capital in the sense of this definition

(capital is similar to ...) relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

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