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capitol

cap·i·tol

capitol

pronunciation:
kae pih tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the building in which a state legislature meets.
Legislators have begun to arrive at the capitol.The walls of the state capitol's rotunda are decorated with historical murals.
 
synonyms:
statehouse
similar words:
legislature
definition 2: (cap.) the building in which the U.S. Congress meets.
The Senate meets on this side of the Capitol while the House of Representatives meets on the other.
similar words:
congress, government
definition 3: (cap.) the ancient temple of Jupiter in Rome, or the hill on which it stands.
capital or capitol?
A capital is a city where the government of a state or country is. The Capitol is the name of the building where the U. S. Congress meets.
Compare:
  • The capital of California is Sacramento.
  • The capital of the United States is Washington, D. C.
  • The Capitol is in Washington, D.C.
Homophone Note
The words capitol and capital sound alike but have different meanings.
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