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I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
Aldrich Ames

Meaning of "capital" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAPITAL

From Latin capitālis (adj) concerning the head, chief, from caput head; compare Medieval Latin capitāle (n) wealth, from capitālis (adj).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAPITAL

capital  [ˈkæpɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAPITAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Capital can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAPITAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Capital

Capital may refer to: ▪ Capital city, the area of a country, province, region, or state, regarded as enjoying primary status, usually but not always the seat of the government ▪ Capital letter, an upper-case letter in a writing system ▪ Capital punishment, the death sentence ▪ Capitals, a small-caps serif typeface Capital may also refer to...

Definition of capital in the English dictionary

The first definition of capital in the dictionary is the seat of government of a country or other political unit. Other definition of capital is material wealth owned by an individual or business enterprise. Capital is also wealth available for or capable of use in the production of further wealth, as by industrial investment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAPITAL


acropetal
əˈkrɒpɪtəl
basipetal
beɪˈsɪpɪtəl
bicipital
baɪˈsɪpɪtəl
Capitol
ˈkæpɪtəl
centripetal
sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
fatal
ˈfeɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
lickspittle
ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
multicipital
ˌmʌltɪˈsɪpɪtəl
multihospital
ˌmʌltɪˈhɒspɪtəl
noncapital
ˌnɒnˈkæpɪtəl
nonhospital
ˌnɒnˈhɒspɪtəl
occipital
ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
spital
ˈspɪtəl
spittle
ˈspɪtəl
suboccipital
ˌsʌbɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
title
ˈtaɪtəl
vital
ˈvaɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAPITAL

capita
capital account
capital allowance
capital allowances
capital assets
capital budget
capital city
capital cost
capital employed
capital equipment
capital expenditure
capital formation
capital gain
capital gains tax
capital gearing
capital goods
capital investment
capital levy
capital market
capital movement

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAPITAL

community hospital
cottage hospital
day hospital
equity capital
general hospital
human capital
marital
maternity hospital
naval hospital
paid-in capital
risk capital
seed capital
share capital
small capital
social capital
start-up capital
teaching hospital
trust hospital
university hospital
venture capital
working capital

Synonyms and antonyms of capital in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAPITAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «capital» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of capital

Translation of «capital» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAPITAL

Find out the translation of capital to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of capital from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «capital» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

首都
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capital
570 millions of speakers

English

capital
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राजधानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَاصِمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стартовый капитал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capital
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাজধানী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capital
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Modal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hauptstadt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

首都
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ibukutha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vốn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைநகர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भांडवल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başkent
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capitale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kapitał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капітал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capital
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κεφάλαιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapitaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

huvudstad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hovedstad
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of capital

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITAL»

The term «capital» is very widely used and occupies the 2.071 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPITAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «capital» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «capital» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about capital

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAPITAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word capital.
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Bill Ackman
I think a very good system in a world with a lot of passive investors is one in which there are at least a few entrepreneurial investors, prepared to say what they think, prepared to propose a change in management, change in strategy, change in cost structure, capital structure.
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Aldrich Ames
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
3
Reza Aslan
There's only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
4
Ehud Barak
I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds.
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Jean Baudrillard
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.
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Beth Brooke
Sponsorship involves putting your own political capital at risk, so they are going to help that person to succeed. Women get promoted; they don't get sponsored. Women know they are on their own if they get that promotion.
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Nolan Bushnell
I think 'Something Ventured' is a nice piece because it celebrates venture capital in a unique and powerful way.
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Clayton M. Christensen
The financial doctrines so zealously followed by American companies might help optimize capital when it is scarce. But capital is abundant. If we are to see our economy really grow, we need to encourage migratory capital to become productive capital - capital invested for the long-term in empowering innovations.
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Howard Coble
Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community.
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Evan Davis
It is no wonder that bank capital is regulated. When borrowing and lending is profitable, it is tempting for banks to scale up their operations and to borrow and lend too much in relation to their capital, in effect reducing the effectiveness of the potential capital cushion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAPITAL»

Discover the use of capital in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to capital and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Thomas Piketty, 2014
2
Capital: An Abridged Edition
This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole of Capital.
Karl Marx, David McLellan, 1995
3
Capital: A Novel
Epic in scope yet intimate, capturing the ordinary dramas of very different lives, this is a novel of love and suspicion, of financial collapse and terrorist threat, of property values going up and fortunes going down, and of a city at a ...
John Lanchester, 2012
4
Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with ...
This expanded edition includes four new chapters, covering recent ideas about human capital, fertility and economic growth, the division of labor, economic considerations within the family, and inequality in earnings.
Gary S. Becker, 2009
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Capital: A Critique of Political Economy - The Process of ...
This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole of Capital.
Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, 2007
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Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary ...
Written by renowned economist Barry Eichengreen, this classic book emphasizes the importance of the international monetary system for understanding the international economy.
Barry Eichengreen, 2008
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Social Capital
This work presents an introduction to the concept of social capital - a term which refers to the social networks, informal structures and norms that facilitate individual and collective action.
David Halpern, 2005
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Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy-year Quest for Cheap Labor
This is the story that Jefferson Cowie, in "a stunningly important work of historical imagination and rediscovery" (Nelson Lichtenstein), tells through the lens of a single American corporation, RCA.
Jefferson Cowie, 2001
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Capital Punishment
Explains what capital punishment is, what methods have been used in the past and present, and explores arguments for and against it.
Anne Rooney, 2005
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Capital Budgeting: Theory and Practice
In the final section, Peterson and Fabozzi explain a common capital budgeting decision: the decision to buy an asset with borrowed funds or lease the same asset. This is the classic "lease versus borrow-to-buy decision.
Pamela P. Peterson, Frank J. Fabozzi, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAPITAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term capital is used in the context of the following news items.
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Capital Group, Ping An Insurance Among New Investors in China's …
Capital International Private Equity Funds and Chinese insurer Ping An Insurance 601318 10.00 % (Group) Co. of China are among the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Index providers MSCI, FTSE seek feedback on Greek bourse …
The company has said it may eject Greek stocks from these categories and relegate it to "standalone" status if capital controls imposed last ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
3
Kraft Heinz Will Prove The Power Of Warren Buffett's Dealmaking …
When Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway partnered with 3G Capital on its takeover of ketchup maker Heinz in early 2013, it was the first ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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UPDATE 2-3i Infrastructure, AMP Capital to buy shipping firm Esvagt
(Adds financing details). COPENHAGEN, July 7 (Reuters) - Investment firms 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital have agreed to buy Danish ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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China Stocks Rout to Slow Capital-Account Opening, Nomura Says
China's stocks rout will probably lead to a more gradual easing of its capital controls, hampering the yuan's bid for reserve-currency status, ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II Acquires Property Leased by …
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") announced today, on behalf of Griffin ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
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Aurora theater shooting gunman still believes in "human capital
CENTENNIAL — The Aurora theater shooting gunman continues to believe his bizarre theory about "human capital," the defense's star witness ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
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Two Taliban Attacks in Afghan Capital Kill 1, Wound 3
Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan's capital targeted a convoy of foreign troops and a compound of the country's intelligence agency, ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
9
BoG increases minimum capital requirement of rural banks and …
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has increased the minimum paid-up capital requirement for obtaining a Tier 2 and Tier 3 Microfinance Institution ... «Citifmonline, Jul 15»
10
Branford biotech software firm gets $17.5M capital investment
“This round of capital will equip us to meet the strong demand for our software solutions and enable more scientific organizations to accelerate ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»

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