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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]
caplet a form of medication that is solid like a tablet and has a coating like a capsule.
capo1 a device that is fastened around the fingerboard of a guitar or similar instrument to uniformly change the key of the strings.
capo2 a leader of an organized crime ring such as the Mafia.
capon a rooster that has been castrated and fattened to improve its palatability.
capote a long cloak, usu. having a hood.
cappuccino espresso coffee mixed with steamed milk and often topped with cinnamon or chocolate and whipped cream.
capriccio a caper or prank. [3 definitions]
capriccioso in a free, lively, whimsical, or capricious manner (used as a musical direction).
caprice a sudden, impulsive change of mind or direction, or an unpredictable action. [3 definitions]
capricious tending to act on impulse; subject to whim or caprice; erratic and unpredictable.
Capricorn see "Capricornus." [3 definitions]
Capricornus an autumn zodiacal constellation located between Sagittarius and Aquarius; Goat.
capriole a leap or caper, as in dance. [3 definitions]
capri pants tight-fitting ankle-length trousers worn by women.
cap rock the solid rock layer that is immediately over a deposit of oil, gas, salt, or the like.