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 (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods
  • Capital (architecture), the crowning member of a column or a pilaster
  • Capital letter, an upper-case letter in a writing system

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Famous quotes containing the word capital:

    There was a sound of revelry by night,
    And Belgium’s capital had gathered then
    Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
    The lamps shone o’er fair women and brave men;
    A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
    Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
    Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
    And all went merry as a marriage-bell;
    But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell!
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    If little faults, proceeding on distemper,
    Shall not be winked at, how shall we stretch our eye
    When capital crimes, chewed, swallowed, and digested,
    Appear before us?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)