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caper2 a low, spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region. [2 definitions]
capercaillie a large grouse with a fanlike tail, native to the forests of northern Europe.
Cape Town the legislative capital of South Africa. (Cf. Bloemfontein, Pretoria.)
Cape Verde an African country comprising Atlantic islands west of the Senegal coast.
capful the amount that the cap of a bottle will hold.
capias a legal document directing an officer to arrest a specific person.
capillaceous having hairlike fibers. [2 definitions]
capillarity the tension between contacting surfaces of a liquid and a solid that causes the liquid to rise or fall; capillary action.
capillary a minute, hairlike blood vessel connecting the end of an artery to the beginning of a vein. [6 definitions]
capillary attraction see capillarity.
cap in hand in a humble manner.
capital1 the city where the central government of a nation or state is located. [10 definitions]
capital2 in architecture, the uppermost part of a column or pillar.
capitalism an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
capitalist one who invests capital, esp. extensively, in business enterprises. [3 definitions]
capitalistic pertaining to or characteristic of capitalists or capitalism. [2 definitions]
capitalization the act or result of capitalizing. [2 definitions]
capitalize to write or print in capital letters or begin a word with a capital letter. [4 definitions]
capital letter a letter of the alphabet written or printed larger than and in a somewhat different form from its lower-case equivalent and used to designate a proper noun or initiate a sentence.
capitally especially well; admirably; excellently.
capital punishment punishment, of a crime such as murder, by death.