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Capital

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
capital (noun)
the uppermost member of a column or crowning the shaft and taking the weight of the - pilaster entablature see column illustration
capital (adjective)
1.
of a letter of or to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc. - conforming
2.
a) punishable by death - a capital crime
b) involving - execution capital punishment
c) most serious - a capital error
3.
a) chief in importance or influence - capital ships the capital importance of criticism in the work of creation itself T. S. Eliot
b) being the seat of government
4.
of or relating to capital - (see capital) , especially relating to or being assets that add to the long-term net worth of a corporation - capital improvements
5.
- excellent a capital book
capital (noun)
1.
a) (1) a of accumulated goods especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified period - stock , also the value of these accumulated goods
(2) accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods
(3) accumulated possessions to bring in income - calculated
b) (1) net worth
(2) - stock
c) persons holding capital considered as a group - capitalists
d) - advantage gain make capital of the situation
e) a store of useful or advantages - assets wasted their political capital on an unpopular cause wrote from the capital of his emotionally desolate boyhood E. L. Doctorow
2.
a) a letter that conforms to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc. a capital letter , especially an initial capital letter
b) a letter belonging to a style of modeled on the style customarily used in inscriptions - alphabet
3.
a) a city serving as a seat of government
b) a city in some special activity - preeminent the fashion capital
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
capital (adjective)
1.
coming before all others in importance
SYNONYMS:
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign ( sovran), supreme
RELATED WORDS:
distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled ( unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renowned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
last, least
capital (adjective)
2.
of the very best kind
SYNONYMS:
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny ( bonnie), boss, brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool, corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope, down, dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters ( gangbuster), gilt-edged ( gilt-edge), gone, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype, immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight, par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat, prime, primo, prize, prizewinning, quality, radical, righteous, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping, top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard, wonderful
RELATED WORDS:
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK ( okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
capital (noun)
1.
a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
SYNONYMS:
axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat
RELATED WORDS:
headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone ( loadstone), magnet, polestar
capital (noun)
2.
the total of one's money and property
SYNONYMS:
assets, capital, fortune, means, opulence, riches, substance, wherewithal, worth
RELATED WORDS:
belongings, chattels, effects, holdings, paraphernalia, possessions, things; bankroll, deep pockets, finances, funds, money, wallet; abundance, affluence, prosperity, success; treasure, valuables; accession, acquisition, personal property, personalty, property; nest egg, reserve, resources, savings, treasury
NEAR ANTONYMS:
debts, liabilities; indebtedness
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