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capital1

cap·i·tal1

capital1

 
pronunciation:
kae pih tl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the city where the government of a country, state, or province is located.
The capital of Peru is Lima.The capital of Ontario is Toronto.
similar words:
center, city, headquarters, metropolis, seat
definition 2: a large form of a letter of the alphabet.
The first word in an English sentence should begin with a capital.
synonyms:
cap
definition 3: money or other resources owned by a business.
When we get enough capital, we'll be able to expand the business.
synonyms:
cash, finances, funds
similar words:
assets, money, reserve, resources, stock, supplies, wealth
definition 4: money that is used to produce more money, as by starting a business or investing.
He invested his capital in his brother's business hoping to get rich.
synonyms:
investment
similar words:
assets, finances, funds, money, reserve, riches, stock, wealth
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of high quality; excellent; first rate.
That is a capital idea!
synonyms:
choice, excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, outstanding, quality, super, superb, superlative
similar words:
dandy, famous, superior, top
definition 2: having to do with the location of a state or national government.
We live outside the capital city.
similar words:
central, major, national, state
definition 3: in the large form of an alphabet letter.
In English, the first letter of your name must be written as a capital letter.
synonyms:
upper-case
similar words:
big, large
definition 4: able to be punished by death.
Murder is a capital crime in some states.
similar words:
deadly, serious
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Word Parts
The word capital contains the following parts:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.