Associations to the word «Capital»


CAPITAL, noun. (uncountable) (economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
CAPITAL, noun. (uncountable) (business) (finance) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
CAPITAL, noun. (countable) A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
CAPITAL, noun. (countable) The most important city in the field specified.
CAPITAL, noun. (countable) An uppercase letter.
CAPITAL, noun. (countable) (architecture) The uppermost part of a column.
CAPITAL, noun. (uncountable) Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.
CAPITAL, adjective. Of prime importance
CAPITAL, adjective. Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.
CAPITAL, adjective. (comparable) (British) (dated) excellent
CAPITAL, adjective. Involving punishment by death.
CAPITAL, adjective. Uppercase
CAPITAL, adjective. Of or relating to the head.
CAPITAL ACCOUNT, noun. (accounting) An account in the net worth section of the balance sheet of an entity such as sole proprietorships and partnerships. In this context, the "capital account" (or, in cases of more than one owner, the "sum of all individual capital accounts") is the residual difference between total assets minus total liabilities, or the "net worth" of the entity. The term should not be confused with similar terms such as "working capital," "capital asset," "capital expenditure," and "capital lease."
CAPITAL ACCOUNT, noun. In corporations "capital stock accounts" are roughly equivalent to capital accounts except corporations may include other capital accounts such as "retained earnings" which are not individually owned by the shareholders.
CAPITAL ACCOUNT, noun. (economics) An account that records all transactions between domestic and foreign residents that involve a change of ownership of an asset. It is the net result of public and private international investment flowing in and out of a country.
CAPITAL ACCOUNTS, noun. Plural of capital account
CAPITAL ASSET, noun. (accounting) An asset that is recorded on a balance sheet as capital - that is, property that creates more property, such as a factory that creates shoes, or a forest that yields a quantity of wood.
CAPITAL ASSET, noun. (finance) An asset in the sense of accounting, but also including financial assets such as stocks or bonds.
CAPITAL BUDGETING, noun. The budgeting process in which a company plans its capital expenditure (the spending on assets of long-term value).
CAPITAL CITIES, noun. Plural of capital city
CAPITAL CITY, noun. A city that is a seat of government.
CAPITAL CRIME, noun. (legal) A crime that is punishable by death.
CAPITAL CRIMES, noun. Plural of capital crime
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, noun. Any equipment used by an organization to produce other commodities.
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, noun. (US) (accounting) Any single asset which has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of more than one year, whether purchased outright, acquired through a capital lease or through donation. It also includes certain constructed or fabricated items and certain component parts (See UW Shared Financial System Accounts and Definitions.) It does not include real property (land), software or library holdings.
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE, noun. Funds spent by a company to acquire or upgrade a long-term asset.
CAPITAL GAIN, noun. (economics) An increase in the value of a capital asset
CAPITAL GAIN, noun. (business) (finance) An amount by which the value or the proceeds of the sale of a capital asset by its owner exceed its cost to the owner.
CAPITAL GAINS, noun. Plural of capital gain
CAPITAL GAINS TAX, noun. (economics) A tax levied on the profit made from selling any "capital" (i.e. non-inventory) asset.
CAPITAL GOODS, noun. (economics) Produced goods that are chiefly used in production of further goods, in contrast to the consumer goods
CAPITAL GRANT, noun. Grant which helps cover initial costs.
CAPITAL INTENSIVE, adjective. Alternative spelling of capital-intensive
CAPITAL LETTER, noun. An upper-case letter (A, B, C, ... as opposed to a, b, c, ...), used for emphasis, for starting sentences and proper names, etc.
CAPITAL LETTERS, noun. Plural of capital letter
CAPITAL LOSS, noun. (economics) A decrease in the value of a capital asset
CAPITAL LOSS, noun. (business) (finance) A amount by which the proceeds of the sale of a capital asset by its owner are less than its cost to the owner.
CAPITAL MARKET, noun. (finance) The market for long-term securities, including the stock market and the bond market.
CAPITAL MARKET LINE, noun. (finance) A line representing the relationship between expected return and standard deviation.
CAPITAL MARKETS, noun. Plural of capital market
CAPITAL MESSUAGE, noun. A house together with its yard, outbuildings, and land.
CAPITAL MURDER, noun. An act of murder of a particular quality.
CAPITAL MURDER, noun. (legal) The crime of murder of a particular quality.
CAPITAL MURDER, noun. (under New Hampshire legal) The crime of (while over 18) knowingly causing the death of an law enforcement or judicial officer in the line of duty; or of another person (not including a fetus) before, after or during actual or attempted commission of kidnapping, sexual assault, burglary or certain other offenses, or after being sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, or by criminally soliciting a third person to cause the death or as a result of having been solicited by a third person.
CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, noun. Used to emphasize a location's ties with a particular noun
CAPITAL OFFENSE, noun. A crime for which the maximum penalty is capital punishment.
CAPITAL OFFENSE, noun. A crime for which the maximum penalty is life in prison without parole.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, noun. Punishment by death
CAPITAL PUNISHMENTS, noun. Plural of capital punishment
CAPITAL SHIP, noun. (nautical) the most important types of warships, capable of projecting fleet-in-being
CAPITAL SHIPS, noun. Plural of capital ship
CAPITAL STOCK, noun. (legal) (accounting) The total amount of common and preferred stock (shares) that a company can issue.
CAPITAL STRUCTURE, noun. (finance) The way that a corporation finances its assets through some combination of equity, debt, and hybrid securities.
CAPITAL SURPLUS, noun. (accounting) A balance sheet item under shareholders' equity. Increases by the value above an original par value per share that newly issued shares are sold for.

Dictionary definition

CAPITAL, noun. Assets available for use in the production of further assets.
CAPITAL, noun. Wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value.
CAPITAL, noun. A seat of government.
CAPITAL, noun. One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters".
CAPITAL, noun. A center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product; "the crime capital of Italy"; "the drug capital of Columbia".
CAPITAL, noun. The federal government of the United States.
CAPITAL, noun. A book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories.
CAPITAL, noun. The upper part of a column that supports the entablature.
CAPITAL, adjective. First-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea".
CAPITAL, adjective. Of primary importance; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat".
CAPITAL, adjective. Uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script".

Wise words

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