Character 7
Hyphenation cap i tal
Pronunciations /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/

Definitions and meanings of "Capital"

What do we mean by capital?

Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).

Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.

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.

The most important city in the field specified.

An uppercase letter.

The uppermost part of a column.

Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.

(by extension) The chief or most important thing.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Capital

The word "capital" in example sentences

INDEPENDENCE FOR MANZHOUGUO (Manchukuo, the “Manchu state, ” Manchuria) was proclaimed; it consisted of the former three eastern provinces and Rehe (Jehol), with a capital at Xinjing (“new capital”), formerly Changchun. ❋ Unknown (2001)

I therefore call it the variable part of capital, or, shortly, _variable capital_. ❋ Various (1910)

I therefore call it the constant part of capital, or, more briefly, _constant capital_. ❋ Various (1910)

In fact, the word capital comes from the Latin word caput, which means “head.” ❋ John Assaraf (2003)

"Roughly speaking, $1 billion in capital is 10,000 direct jobs and about 50,000 indirect jobs," Hundt said. ❋ The Huffington Post News Team (2010)

It has so far received $45 billion in capital from the Treasury and the Treasury is insuring $300 billion dollars of their assets. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Taxes on interest, dividends, capital gains, and estates raise the cost of savings vs. capital and drain capital from the economy. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Banking institutions with consolidated assets below $100 billion will also be eligible to obtain capital from the CAP after a supervisory review. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It may be that the reason this fear surfaces in this context is that the most well-known use of the term capital is, as just suggested, in reference to produced physical objects. ❋ Unknown (2007)

In a short time agricultural capital is going to be followed by a wave of industrial capital from the American States. ❋ Unknown (1908)

(In the term capital, I mean to include science, because capital as well as labor has been employed to acquire it.) ❋ Thomas Jefferson (1784)

The term capital itself has morphed and is no longer a reference to the means of production but rather to the money (sometimes previously referred to as financial capital, but this became repetitious) which, presumably drives it. ❋ Unknown (2010)

A developer uses the term capital outlay, unlike a contracting company, which uses work order, Umrigar said. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The term capital has been used to refer to just money. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Earlier the term capital was used solely for money invested in the business. ❋ Unknown (2008)

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