(noun, adjective)


1. first-rate

- a capital fellow

- a capital idea

Similar word(s): superior

2. of primary importance

- our capital concern was to avoid defeat

Similar word(s): primary

3. uppercase

- capital A

- One begins a sentence with a capital letter.

Similar word(s): uppercase, great, majuscule

Sentences with capital as an adjective:

- London and Paris are capital cities.

- That is a capital idea!


1. assets available for use in the production of further assets

Definition categories: possession, assets

2. wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

Definition categories: possession, assets

3. a seat of government

Definition categories: location, seat

4. 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

Similar word(s): majuscule, uppercase

Definition categories: communication, character, graph, grapheme

5. a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

- the crime capital of Italy

- the drug capital of Columbia

Definition categories: location, center, centre

6. the federal government of the United States

Similar word(s): washington

Definition categories: group

7. a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

Definition categories: communication

8. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Similar word(s): cap, chapiter

Definition categories: man–made, top

Sentences with capital as a noun:

- He does not have enough capital to start a business.

- Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America.

- The Welsh government claims that Cardiff is Europe’s youngest capital.

- Interpreters need a good amount of cultural capital in order to function efficiently in the profession.