- 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’s youngest capital.
- (economics) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
- (economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
- An uppercase letter.
- (architecture) The uppermost part of a column.
The homophone capitol refers only to a building, usually one that houses the legislative branch of a government, and often one located in a capital city.
- real capital
- financial capital
- economic capital
- social capital
- capital asset
- capital ship
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