Capitol vs. Capital

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  • Capitol (noun)

    alternative form of Capitol, the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in Ancient Rome.

  • Capitol (noun)

    Any building or complex of buildings in which a legislature meets.

    “The capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state capital.”

  • Capitol (noun)

    alternative form of capitoul, the former chief magistrates of Toulouse, France.

  • Capital (noun)

    Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).

  • Capital (noun)

    Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.

    “He does not have enough capital to start a business.”

  • Capital (noun)

    A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.

    “Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America.”

    “The Welsh government claims that Cardiff is Europe‚Äôs youngest capital.”

  • Capital (noun)

    The most important city in the field specified.

  • Capital (noun)

    An uppercase letter.

  • Capital (noun)

    The uppermost part of a column.

  • Capital (noun)

    Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.

    “Interpreters need a good amount of cultural capital in order to function efficiently in the profession.”

  • Capital (noun)

    The chief or most important thing.

  • Capital (adjective)

    Of prime importance.

  • Capital (adjective)

    Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.

    “London and Paris are capital cities.”

  • Capital (adjective)

    Excellent.

    “That is a capital idea!”

  • Capital (adjective)

    Involving punishment by death.

  • Capital (adjective)

    Uppercase.

    “lower-case”

    “One begins a sentence with a capital letter.”

  • Capital (adjective)

    Of or relating to the head.

Wiktionary
  • Capitol (noun)

    the seat of the US Congress in Washington DC.

  • Capitol (noun)

    a building housing a legislative assembly

    “the work is on display at the Utah state capitol”

  • Capitol (noun)

    the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.

  • Capital (noun)

    the city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative centre of a country or region

    “Warsaw is the capital of Poland”

  • Capital (noun)

    a place associated more than any other with a specified activity or product

    “the fashion capital of the world”

  • Capital (noun)

    wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available for a purpose such as starting a company or investing

    “rates of return on invested capital were high”

  • Capital (noun)

    the excess of a company’s assets over its liabilities.

  • Capital (noun)

    people who possess wealth and use it to control a society’s economic activity, considered collectively

    “a conflict of interest between capital and labour”

  • Capital (noun)

    a valuable resource of a particular kind

    “there is insufficient investment in human capital”

  • Capital (noun)

    a letter of the size and form used to begin sentences and names

    “he wrote the name in capitals”

  • Capital (noun)

    the distinct, typically broader section at the head of a pillar or column

    “the pillars have moulded capitals”

  • Capital (adjective)

    (of an offence or charge) liable to the death penalty

    “murder is the only capital crime in the state”

  • Capital (adjective)

    (of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.

  • Capital (adjective)

    excellent

    “he’s a really capital fellow”

  • Capital (interjection)

    used to express approval, satisfaction, or delight

    “That’s splendid! Capital!”

Oxford Dictionary

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