(noun, verb)


1. a small container

Definition categories: man–made, container

2. a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

Definition categories: man–made, lozenge, pill, tab, tablet

3. a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses

Definition categories: plant, pericarp

4. a shortened version of a written work

Similar word(s): abridgement, abridgment, condensation

Definition categories: communication, summary

5. a structure that encloses a body part

Definition categories: body, structure

6. a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space

Definition categories: man–made, spacecraft

7. a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute

Definition categories: man–made, seat


1. enclose in a capsule

Similar word(s): capsulate, capsulise, capsulize

Definition categories: contact, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

2. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume

- capsulize the news

Similar word(s): capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate

Definition categories: change, concentrate, condense, digest