Learn how to say Capitals correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word capital:
1 (also capital city or town) the city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative centre of a country or region:
Warsaw is the capital of Poland
[with modifier] a place associated more than any other with a specified activity or product:
the fashion capital of the world
2 [mass noun] wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available for a purpose such as starting a company or investing:
rates of return on invested capital were high
the excess of a company’s assets over its liabilities.
people who possess wealth and use it to control a society’s economic activity, considered collectively:
a conflict of interest between capital and labour
[with modifier] a valuable resource of a particular kind:
there is insufficient investment in human capital
3 (also capital letter) a letter of the size and form used to begin sentences and names:
he wrote the name in capitals
1 [attributive] (of an offence or charge) liable to the death penalty:
murder is the only capital crime in the state
2 [attributive] (of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.
3 informal, dated excellent:
he’s a really capital fellow
British informal, dated
used to express approval, satisfaction, or delight:
That’s splendid! Capital!
make capital out of
use to one’s own advantage:
the opposition are seeking to make political capital out of the scandal
with a capital ——
used to give emphasis to the word in question:
she was ugly with a capital U