Significado de “capital” - en el Diccionario Inglés

capital en inglés británico

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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:

Australia's capital city is Canberra.

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

London used to be the financial capital of the world.

Más ejemplos

  • In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.
  • 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)

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:

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

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

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

She leaves her capital untouched in the bank and lives off the interest.
We put $20,000 capital into the business, but we're unlikely to see any return for a few years.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.


uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl/ us /ˈkæp.ə.t̬əl/

(Definición de capital del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

capital en inglés americano

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us /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl/

grammar [ C ] also capital letter a form of a letter used to begin sentences and names of people, places, and organizations:


capital noun (CITY)

politics & government [ C ] a city which is the center of government for a country or other political area

capital noun (MONEY)

[ U ] wealth, esp. money used to produce more wealth through investment or a new business:

She invested well, and can live on the interest without touching the capital.
noun [ U ] us /ˌkæp·ɪ·t̬əl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/

Rules of capitalization vary from language to language.
verb [ T ] us /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əlˌɑɪz/

The names of streets are always capitalized.

capitaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬əl/

capital adjective [ not gradable ] (OF DEATH)

(of a crime) that can be punished by death:

a capital offense

(Definición de capital del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

capital en inglés de negocios

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uk /ˈkæpɪtəl/ us

[ U ] FINANCE, ECONOMICS money that is used for investment or for starting a business:

attract/borrow/raise capital Low-tax policies are used by some countries to attract capital.
invest/inject capital The UK parent company decided not to inject further capital into the failing business.
foreign/private capital
Investors are finding that there has been a satisfactory return on capital.

[ U ] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the total amount of money and property that an individual or company owns:

tie up/release capital Most of our capital is tied up in property.

[ U ] FINANCE, ECONOMICS money that is lent or borrowed and will have to be paid back:

Our mortgage is interest-only, so we're not paying off any of the capital.

[ U ] ECONOMICS, POLITICS people who own the businesses, land, industries, and other forms of wealth in society, considered as a group:

There's a real conflict arising between the demands of capital and labour.

[ C ] also capital city the city where a country or state has its central government:

What's the capital of China?

(Definición de capital del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)