- 1[only before noun] involving punishment by death a capital offense letter
- 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.” compare lowercase excellent
- 3 (old-fashioned) excellent Idioms
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used to emphasize that a word has a stronger meaning than usual in a particular situation He was romantic with a capital R.
with a capital A, B, etc.jump to other results