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.

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

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


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

definition 2: having to do with the location of a state or national government.

  • We live outside the capital city.

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

definition 4: able to be punished by death.

  • Murder is a capital crime in some states.


part of speech: noun

definition: the top part of a column or pillar.