capitalnounuk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /-t̬əl/
capital noun (CITY)
- In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.
- Middle Eastern capitals include Baghdad and Tel Aviv.
- Fighting around the capital has intensified in the last few hours.
- More people live in the capital than in the whole of the rest of the country.
- There is strong support here for the tough economic reforms ordained in the federal capital, Prague.
capital noun (LETTER)
- Names always start with capitals.
- If you write your emails in capitals, it looks as though you are shouting.
- The company's trademark is written in capitals.
- If the text is in capitals, it is difficult to read.
- For some reason, she always writes in capitals.
- It's considered rude to use capital letters in an email because it looks like YOU ARE SHOUTING.
- The poet e. e. cummings wrote his name with small letters, not capital letters.
- Don't forget to put a capital letter on a proper name, like the name of a place or person.
- Every sentence should begin with a capital letter.
- Romantic, written with a capital letter, refers to a specific movement in art and literature.
capital noun (MONEY)
- The central bank has announced controls on capital outflows.
- I want to start my own business if I can raise the capital.
- We're only a small business and don't have the capital to compete with the big boys.
- They'll need to raise £1 million in venture capital if they're to get the business off the ground.
- She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest.
capitaladjectiveuk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /-t̬əl/
capital adjective (LETTER)
capital adjective (DEATH)
capital adjective (EXCELLENT)