Definition and Meanings for capitals

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Part of Speech of capitals

adjective, noun

Etymology of capitals

f. capital, l. capitalis capital (in senses 1 & 2), fr. caput head. see chief, and cf. capital, n.pos f, lettre capitaleets cf. l. capitellum and capitulum, a small head, the head, top, or capital of a column, dim. of caput head; f. chapiteau, of. capitel. see chief, and cf. cattle, chattel, chapiter, chapter cf. f. capilate, fem., sc. ville cf. f. capital

Meaning of capitals

as adjective, noun

  • of or pertaining to the head.
  • having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.
  • first in importance; chief; principal.
  • 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.
  • of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.

as noun

  • 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.
  • the seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.

as adjective

  • 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.
  • that portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.
  • anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.
  • an imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or other work, into two equal parts.
  • a chapter, or section, of a book.

as adjective

  • see capital letter, under capital, a.

as adjective

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