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capital
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 13
1. That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.
4. A chapter, or section, of a book.
5. See letter, under Capital, a.
Part of Speech: noun
1. Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.
2. First in importance; chief; principal.
4. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.
5. The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell ( or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.
7. Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See stock, under Capital, a.
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