US: /ˈkæpətəɫ/, /ˈkæpɪtəɫ/
UK: /kˈæpɪtə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

capital /'kæpitl/
  • danh từ
    • thủ đô, thủ phủ
    • chữ viết hoa
      • to write one's name in capital: viết tên bằng chữ hoa
    • tiền vốn, tư bản
      • floating (working) capital: vốn luân chuyển
      • fixed capital: tư bản bất biến
    • (kiến trúc) đầu cột
    • to make capital out of
      • kiếm lợi ở, kiếm chác ở, lợi dụng
  • tính từ
    • quan hệ đến sinh mạng; tử hình
      • capital offence: tội tử hình
    • chính, ở đầu, ở trên đầu, ở trên hết
      • capital city: thủ đô
    • chủ yếu, cốt yếu, cơ bản, lớn
      • of capital inmportance: có tầm quan trọng lớn
      • capital letter: chữ hoa
    • tuyệt diệu, thượng hạng, ưu tú, xuất sắc, rất hay
      • a capital speach: bài nói rất hay
      • what a capital idea!: ý kiến mới tuyệt diệu làm sao!
    • vô cùng tai hại
      • a capital error: một sự lầm lẫn vô cùng tai hại
    • capital constructions
      • xây dựng cơ bản
    • capital goods
      • tư liệu sản xuất

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
1 (also capital city) [C] the most important town or city of a country, usually where the central government operates from: Cairo is the capital of Egypt. + Troops are stationed in and around the capital. + a tour of six European capital cities + (figurative) Paris, the fashion capital of the world
2 [sing.] a large amount of money that is invested or is used to start a business: to set up a business with a starting capital of £100 000
3 [U] wealth or property that is owned by a business or a person: capital assets + capital expenditure (= money that an organization spends on buildings, equipment, etc.)
4 [U] (technical) people who use their money to start businesses, considered as a group: capital and labour
5 (also capital letter) [C] a letter of the form and size that is used at the beginning of a sentence or a name (= A,B,C rather than a,b,c): Use block capitals (= separate capital letters). + Please write in capitals / in capital letters.
6 the top part of a column
Idioms: make capital (out) of sth to use a situation for your own advantage: The opposition parties are all making political capital out of the disagreements within the government.
+ adjective
1 [only before noun] involving punishment by death: a capital offence
2 [only before noun] (of letters of the alphabet) having the form and size used at the beginning of a sentence or a name: English is written with a capital 'E'.
3 (old-fashioned, BrE) excellent
Idioms: with a capital A, B, etc. used to emphasize that a word has a stronger meaning than usual in a particular situation: He was romantic with a capital R.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 head, top, crown, cap:
The column was surmounted by a finely carved capital.
2 seat (of government):
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba.
3 money, assets, funds, finance(s), cash, wherewithal; wealth, means, property, resources, savings, principal:
My capital is invested in land at the moment.
4 majuscule, upper case, large letter, initial, Colloq cap:
The chapter titles should be set in capitals.
5 chief, main, major, important, cardinal, central, principal, prime, primary, paramount, pre-eminent, foremost, leading:
Our capital responsibility is to ensure the passengers' safety.
6 first-class, first-rate, excellent, superior, matchless, peerless, choice, select, outstanding, fine, superb, splendid, marvellous, extraordinary, Colloq smashing, great, super, Brit brill, Old-fashioned topping, top-hole, ripping, ripsnorting:
Eating out tonight was a capital idea.

Collocation dictionary

1 money used to start a business, etc.


fixed, starting | working | foreign, private | equity, investment, share | risk, venture


We don't have enough capital to buy new premises.
| accumulate, attract, borrow, generate, raise
He had various ideas on how to raise capital for the project.
| invest, provide, put (up), sink
The company has put a lot of capital into the project. We can't expect the government to put up the capital. He sank vast amounts of capital in the venture.
| free up, release, unlock | tie up
Our capital is all tied up in property.


assets, goods, resources, stock | costs, expenditure, investment, outlay, repayment, spending | accumulation, growth | account | grant | project
investment in major capital projects
| gain, loss | flows, inflow, movement, outflow, receipt | value
the capital value of the property
| market


capital intensive
capital intensive industries
| an injection of capital
Inner city areas require a large injection of capital.
| a return on your capital
Investors want an immediate return on their capital. > Special page at BUSINESS

2 city


great, major
The department store has branches in all major capitals.
| British, Japanese, etc. | foreign | provincial, regional, state | cultural, financial, etc.


in a/the ~
the fast pace of life in the capital
| ~ of


… capital of the world
Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world.

Concise English dictionary

+assets available for use in the production of further assets
+wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
+a seat of government
+one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
+a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
+the federal government of the United States
+a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
+the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
+of primary important