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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.
capital ship one of a class of the largest surface warships.
capital stock the entire amount of stock authorized for issue by a corporation. [2 definitions]
capitation a per capita tax or fee; poll tax.
capitol the building in which a state legislature meets. [3 definitions]
capitulate to surrender or acquiesce.
capitulation the act of surrendering or acquiescing. [3 definitions]