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Capital meaning

capital - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. first- rate; " a capital fellow"; " a capital idea"
  2. 2. Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.
  3. 3. First in importance; chief; principal.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.
  10. 10. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.
  11. 11. An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.
  12. 12. A chapter, or section, of a book.
  13. 13. See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
  14. 14. Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See stock, under Capital, a.
  15. 15. See letter, under Capital, a.
  16. 16. Chief; principal; deserving death; of death.
  17. 17. Top of a column; chief thing; chief city; large letter; money invested in business.

capital - examples of usage

  1. But Cecil was a man of capital. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He must either take another farm at once, or live on his capital. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. It was that the man with little capital ought to be driven out of farming, and the sooner he went to the wall the better. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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