Synonyms for capital

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : kap-i-tl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkæp ɪ tl

Top 10 synonyms for capital Other synonyms for the word capital

Définition of capital

Origin :
  • early 13c., "of or pertaining to the head," from Old French capital, from Latin capitalis "of the head," hence "capital, chief, first," from caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum).
  • Meaning "principal" is early 15c. Of letters, "upper case," from late 14c. A capital crime (1520s) is one that affects the life or "head;" capital had a sense of "deadly, mortal" from late 14c. in English, a sense also found in Latin. The felt connection between "head" and "life, mortality" also existed in Old English: e.g. heafodgilt "deadly sin, capital offense," heafdes þolian "to forfeit life." Capital punishment was in Blackstone (1765) and classical Latin capitis poena.
  • Capital gain is recorded from 1921. Capital goods is recorded from 1899. Of ships, "first-rate, of the line," attested from 1650s. Related: Capitally.
  • adj main, essential
  • adj superior
  • noun financial assets
  • noun city of governmental seat
  • noun upper case written symbol
Example sentences :
  • Do this up to the limit of your capital and I will make good anything you lose.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And then we'll have to see about getting all our capital here.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • We formed a partnership, with a capital of sixty thousand dollars.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • "He'll make a capital workman one of these days," she would probably say.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • They pay taxes on their capital and surplus, not on their loans.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Charles Lamb would have lived ecstatically at the Languedocian capital.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Jack Mallet and I, also, set up a shop, on a capital of three dollars.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • You are so rich, and so prudent, that the word in capital letters cannot frighten you.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • And the years must have enriched you—I daresay you've doubled your capital.
  • Extract from : « The Greater Inclination » by Edith Wharton
  • He assented and muttered something about concentrations of capital.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton

Antonyms for capital

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