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Capital appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar, a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat, a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay, a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal, a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub, a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw, a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr, a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim, a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted, a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub, a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood, a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug, a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal, a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap, a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel, a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal, a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag, a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag, a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog, a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit, a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat, a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer, a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid, a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag, a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural, a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall, a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort, a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat, a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall, a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw, a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray, an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion, a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman, a bater, a canal - Panama!
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun capital:


Capital is sometimes a misspelling of capitol.

The word capital is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun capital

What does capital mean as a name of something?

Capital is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: capitals

  1. assets available for use in the production of further assets
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of capital: working capital
    • more generic word: assets = anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
    • more specific terms:
      • stock = the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest
      • venture capital / risk capital = wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises
      • operating capital = capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
      • seed money = capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise
    • member: current assets / liquid assets / quick assets = assets in the form of cash
  2. wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: assets = anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
    • more specific terms:
  3. a seat of government
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: seat = a center of authority
    • more specific terms:
    • instance: Camelot = the capital of King Arthur's kingdom
  4. one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
  5. a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
    • examples: the crime capital of Italy | the drug capital of Columbia
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: center / centre = a place where some particular activity is concentrated
  6. the federal government of the United States
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of Capital: Washington
    • instance of: federal government = a government with strong central powers
  7. a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Capital: Das Kapital
    • instance of: book = a written work or composition that has been published
  8. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of capital: cap / chapiter
    • more generic word: top = the upper part of anything
    • part of: column / pillar = a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Alternative definition of the noun capital


  1. [uncountable, economics] Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
  2. [uncountable, business, finance] Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  3. [countable] A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
  4. [countable] The most important city in the field specified.
  5. [countable] An uppercase letter.
  6. [countable, architecture] The uppermost part of a column.
  7. [uncountable] Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.

Specialised definition of the noun capital

Glossary of finance / investment

money, machinery and equipment, and other assets owned and operated by businesses

  • note: Capital is used for expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and to generate profits.

Definition of the adjective capital

What does capital mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more capital / most capital

  1. first-rate
  2. of primary importance
    • example: our capital concern was to avoid defeat
    • similar: primary
  3. uppercase


  1. "Capital": Le Capital is a 2012 drama film written by Karim Boukercha, Jean-Claude Grumberg and Costa Gavras and directed by Costa Gavras.
  2. "Capital" is a 2000 documentary/short film directed by Sarah Morris.
  3. "Capital" is a film.


  1. "Capital" is a novel by John Lanchester, published by Faber and Faber in 2012. The novel is set in London prior and during the 2008 financial crisis. The title refers both to London as the capital city of the United Kingdom, and to financial capital. All of the main characters have a connection to Pepys Road, a street in the south London suburb of Clapham.
    • language: English Language
    • released in
  2. "Capital" is a book by Maureen Duffy.
    • genre: Fiction
    • subject: Literary
  3. "Capital" is a book by Neil Cummings.
    • also known as "Capital: a project"
  4. "Capital" is a book by Giles Goodland.


  1. "Capital" is a musical album of Chris T-T.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "Capital" is a musical album of Bile Nephrosis.
    • released on (7 years ago)


Capital is a musical group.

  • albums: "Homefront", "Signal Corps"


  1. Capital is a radio network of eleven independent contemporary hit radio stations in the United Kingdom, owned and operated by Global Radio. Capital was previously known as Mix, One, Galaxy and Hit Music at various times. The stations were formerly owned by GCap Media and Chrysalis Radio prior to their respective takeovers by Global Radio and, with the exception of Capital London, were all part of Galaxy or Hit Music until they were merged to form the Capital network on Monday 3 January 2011.
  2. Capital is an influential Bulgarian weekly newspaper, published since 1992. Preferred mainly by the business community, Capital is known for its unbiased coverage of the current political and economic affairs, analyzes and supplements.
  3. Capital is the a Romanian financial and economic weekly magazine published in Bucharest.
  4. Capital is a French economics and business magazine published in France.
  5. The Capital is a German-language monthly business magazine published by Gruner + Jahr.
  6. Capital is a Ukrainian Russian-language daily business newspaper.
  7. Capital a.k.a. Capital Ethiopia: Capital is an Ethiopian weekly business newspaper published and distributed by Crown Publishing Plc. It is published once a week, on Sundays. It was established in December 1998 with a pro business perspective, and styles itself "the paper that promotes free enterprise".
  8. Capital: The primary city, town, or village of the administrative area, for administrative, legislative, or judicial purposes. Depending on the type of Administrative Area, this may be a national capital, a capital city of a state or province, or a county, district, or borough seat.
  9. Capital is a television series directed by Siros Moghaddam.
  10. Capital are an indie rock band, formerly signed to Fierce Panda Records from Eastbourne, East Sussex. Comprising Nick Webb, Joel Roberts and Mike Dawson, the rhythm section was James Moir and Daniel Thorpe, but now that duty is shared between session musicians.
  11. Capital: The center of operations for a government overseeing this administrative division.
  12. The capital of this department.
  13. The capital city of this state.
  14. The capital of this province.
  15. The capital city of this district.
  16. Capital: In fortification, the capital of a bastion is a line drawn either from the angle of the polygon to the point of the bastion, or from the point of the bastion to the middle of the gorge. The capitals are from 35 to 40 fathoms long, from the point of the bastion to the point where the two demigorges meet.

Phrases with Capital

Phrases starting with the word Capital:

  1. Capital City
  2. capital cost
  3. capital gain
  4. capital levy
  5. capital loss
  6. capital ship
  7. Capital asset
  8. capital crime
  9. Capital Grant
  10. capital stock

Phrases ending with the word Capital:

  1. Real Capital
  2. risk capital
  3. block capital
  4. cuban capital
  5. czech capital
  6. dutch capital
  7. greek capital
  8. irish capital
  9. small capital
  10. state capital

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Capital

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Google previewThe World Book (1918)

Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke

The word capital means pertaining to the head, and was applied to criminal law from the fact that beheading was the early form of execution. The manner of inflicting the death penalty has greatly varied; the methods of olden times were often ...

Google previewCapital Cities around the World: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky

Capital. Cities. Bangkok Thailand Bangui Central African Republic Banjul The Gambia Basseterre Saint Kitts and Nevis Beijing China Beirut Lebanon Belfast Northern Ireland Belgrade Serbia Belmopan Belize Berlin Germany Bern ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

CAPITAL: The source of funds to finance noncurrent assets of a health care organization. The total worth of an individual, a partnership, or all shares of company stock. The assets and principal as contrasted with income (which may or may not ...

Google previewDictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (2015)

CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance by Samuel O. Idowu, Nicholas Capaldi, Matthias S. Fifka, Liangrong Zu, René Schmidpeter

Gabriela Tigu Natural capital is all formations of the Earth's biosphere that provide humans with ecosystem goods and services imperative for survival and well-being. Furthermore, it is the basis for all human economic activity. So, the world's ...

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Quotes about Capital

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. (John F. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of C3A1P3I1T1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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