Translation of "capital" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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capitalnoun

uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl/

capital noun (CITY)

A2 [ C ] a city that is the centre of government of a country or smaller political area

首都;首府;省会
Australia's capital city is Canberra. 澳大利亚的首都是堪培拉。

[ C ] the most important place for a particular business or activity

(某行业或活动的)中心
London used to be the financial capital of the world. 伦敦曾是世界金融中心。

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capital noun (LETTER)

A2 [ C ] also capital letter a letter of the alphabet in the form and larger size that is used at the beginning of sentences and names

大写字母
Please print your name in capitals.
A proper noun should start with a capital.

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capital noun (MONEY)

[ U ] money and possessions, especially a large amount of money used for producing more wealth or for starting a new business

资本,资金;本钱
She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest. 她不动用银行里的本金,靠利息生活。
We put $20,000 capital into the business, but we're unlikely to see any return for a few years. 我们在生意上投入了两万英镑,但很可能会在几年内看不到任何回报。

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capital noun (COLUMN)

[ C ] specialized architecture the top part of a column

柱头,柱冠,柱顶

capitaladjective

uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl/

capital adjective (LETTER)

(of a letter of the alphabet) in the form and larger size that is used at the beginning of sentences and names

大写字母
Do you write "calvinist" with a capital "C" or not? 你写 calvinist 时将 C 大写吗?

capital adjective (DEATH)

capital crime/offence

a crime that can be punished by death

死罪
In some countries, importing drugs is a capital offence. 在某些国家,携带毒品入境是死罪。

capital adjective (EXCELLENT)

UK old-fashioned very good or excellent

很棒的,极好的
That's a capital idea! 那主意好极了!

(Translation of “capital” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)