/ˈkæpətl / (say 'kapuhtl)

1. the city or town which is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.
2. a capital letter.
3. the wealth, whether in money or property, owned or employed in business by an individual, firm, etc.
4. an accumulated stock of such wealth.
5. any form of wealth employed or capable of being employed in the production of more wealth.
6. Law
a. (in trust law) the original fund of money or property, as distinct from the income or profits produced thereby.
b. (in company law) the funds a company proposes to raise through the issue of shares.
7. Commerce the total par value of the shares issued to shareholders in a company; the ownership interest in a business.
8. any source of profit, advantage, power, etc.
9. capitalists as a group or class.
10. resources.
11. relating to capital: capital stock.
12. principal; highly important.
13. chief, especially as being the official seat of government of a country, state, etc.
14. excellent or first-rate.
15. (of letters) of the form and usually large size chiefly used at the beginning of a sentence or as the first letter of a proper name (opposed to lower-case).
16. fatal; serious: a capital error.
17. of the largest, most heavily armed, etc., type: a capital ship.
18. Chiefly British (an exclamation of delight, surprise, etc.)
{Middle English, from Latin capitālis relating to the head or to life, chief (Medieval Latin capitāle (noun) wealth)
/ˈkæpətl / (say 'kapuhtl)

noun Architecture
the head, or uppermost part, of a column, pillar, etc.
{Middle English capital(e), from Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput head; influenced by capital1 (adjective)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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