Cap´i`tal   Pronunciation: kăp´ĭ`tal
a.1.Of or pertaining to the head.
2.Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.
Many crimes that are capital among us.
- Swift.
To put to death a capital offender.
- Milton.
3.First in importance; chief; principal.
A capital article in religion
- Atterbury.
Whatever is capital and essential in Christianity.
- I. Taylor.
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.Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.
Capital letter
(Print.) a leading or heading letter, used at the beginning of a sentence and as the first letter of certain words, distinguished, for the most part, both by different form and larger size, from the small (lower-case) letters, which form the greater part of common print or writing.
Small capital letters
have the form of capital letters and height of the body of the lower-case letters.
Capital stock
money, property, or stock invested in any business, or the enterprise of any corporation or institution.
- Abbott.
n.1.(Arch.) 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.
2.(Geog.) The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.
3.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.
4.(Polit. Econ.) That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.
5.Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.
He tried to make capital out of his rival's discomfiture.
- London Times.
6.(Fort.) An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.
7.A chapter, or section, of a book.
Holy St. Bernard hath said in the 59th capital.
- Sir W. Scott.
8.(Print.) See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
Active capital
See under Active,
Small capital
(Print.) a small capital letter; informally referred to (in the plural) as small caps; as, the technical terms are listed in small caps. See under Capital, a.
To live on one's capital
to consume one's capital without producing or accumulating anything to replace it.
Noun1.capital - assets available for use in the production of further assets
Synonyms: working capital
2.capital - wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
3.capital - a seat of government
4.capital - 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"
5.Capital - a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
Synonyms: Das Kapital
6.capital - the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
Synonyms: chapiter, cap
Adj.1.capital - first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea"
2.capital - punishable by death; "a capital offense"
3.capital - of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
4.capital - uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
Synonyms: majuscule, great

CAPITAL, political economy, commerce. In political economy, it is that portion of the produce of a country, which may be made directly available either to support the human species or to the facilitating of production.
     2. In commerce, as applied to individuals, it is those objects, whether consisting of money or other property, which a merchant, trader, or other person adventures in an undertaking, or which he contributes to the common stock of a partnership. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1458.
     3. It signifies money put out at interest.
     4. The fund of a trading company or corporation is also called capital, but in this sense the word stock is generally added to it; thus we say the capital stock of the Bank of North America.

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