capital

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Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
capital

Plural
capitals

  1. A capital is the most important city of a country. The government of the country is usually located there.
  2. The (field) capital is the most important city in that particular field.
    Hollywood is the film capital, New York the theater capital, Las Vegas the gambling capital.
  3. A person's capital is all his money and wealth.
  4. A capital forms the topmost member of a column or pilaster. It broadens the area of the column's supporting surface.

Adjective[change]

Positive
capital

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. A capital object or idea is something that is very important.
  2. (British) Excellent, very good.
    That is a capital idea!
  3. Involving punishment by death.
    Not all felonies are capital crimes.
  4. Uppercase.
    One begins a sentence with a capital letter.