- assets remaining after deduction of liabilities; the net worth of a business.
- the ownership interest in a business.
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Origin of capital1
SYNONYMS FOR capital
synonym study for capital
words often confused with capital
OTHER WORDS FROM capitalcap·i·tal·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH capitalcapital , Capitol (see confusables note at the current entry)
Words nearby capital
Definition for capital (2 of 2)
Origin of capital2
Example sentences from the Web for capital
Amazon on Thursday announced the first companies to receive money from a $2 billion venture capital fund it formed to help combat climate change.Podcast: Amazon exec on the company's Climate Pledge Fund|Dan Primack|September 17, 2020|Axios
That’s been the pattern for other recent high-profile, venture-capital backed IPOs.Investors in Snowflake’s IPO should prepare for a second-day slump|Oliver Staley|September 17, 2020|Quartz
This capital has helped to de-risk the fund’s investments, allowing it the flexibility to invest in firms that banks might turn away.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet|jakemeth|September 16, 2020|Fortune
So the 11% drop in the valuation would leave investors with a 1% annual capital gain.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Those arrangements offer businesses more flexibility with their capital.
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
The mistletoe must have been hanging right across the aisle on Capital Hill.
The second major split between the capital and the court occurred over oral care.
And the capital city is a veritable utopia of acceptance and integration.
One of his projects resulted in a new road from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to the monuments at Meroe.
The capital of the kingdom of Lilliput appeared to be partially surrounded by a vast and melancholy campagna of turnips.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
It placed a little capital at his disposal, and capital is the one thing needed to make a fair start in anything in this country.Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
Crossing the square where the Tacon theatre and circus stand, I wander through the narrow, ill-paved streets of the Cuban capital.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba|Walter Goodman
You made some capital shots, though, and if I hadn't been so lucky, you would have come out the victor in every game.Making His Way|Horatio Alger, Jr.
On each leaf stood a row of capital letters, every one having a small letter by its side.Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales|Hans Christian Andersen
British Dictionary definitions for capital (1 of 2)
- the seat of government of a country or other political unit
- (as modifier)a capital city
- the ownership interests of a business as represented by the excess of assets over liabilities
- the nominal value of the authorized or issued shares
- (as modifier)capital issues
- a capital letterAbbreviation: cap., cap
- (as modifier)capital B
Word Origin for capital
British Dictionary definitions for capital (2 of 2)
Word Origin for capital
Cultural definitions for capital (1 of 2)
In architecture, the top portion of a column.
notes for capital
Cultural definitions for capital (2 of 2)
Money used to finance the purchase of the means of production, such as machines, or the machines themselves.
Idioms and Phrases with capital
see make capital out of.