What does the word capital mean?

Usage examples for capital

  1. " I tell you what, uncle," said Richard, " I think travelling's a capital thing." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. In the Crimea the capital sentence only would have been possible. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  3. I love this family seat, and have enjoyed spending a few months of every year here, away from the gayety of the capital. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse