capital / capitol

capital / capitol
   A capital is where the seat of government is: The capital of the United States is Washington DC. Capital can also mean "wealth" or "a large letter".
   The Capitol (usually capitalized) is the actual building in which the government and legislature meets: We will travel to the Capitol this weekend.

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  • capital, capitol —    Capitol always applies to a building, usually the place where legislatures gather in the United States. It is always capitalized when referring to the domed building in Washington, D.C., housing the U.S. Congress. In all other senses, capital… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • capital, capitol —    Capitol always applies to a building, usually the place where legislatures gather in the United States. It is always capitalized when referring to the domed building in Washington, D.C., housing the U.S. Congress. In all other senses, capital… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • capital / capitol —    A capital is where the seat of government is: The capital of the United States is Washington DC. Capital can also mean wealth or a large letter .    The Capitol (usually capitalized) is the actual building in which the government and… …   Confused words

  • capital, capitol — The first of these words may be employed in all meanings except that of a building. A capitol is an edifice, a building. He raised new capital for the company. The sightseeing bus in the capital passed the state capitol …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • capitol — capital, capitol Capital, the most important town or city of a country or region, is to be distinguished from Capitol, which is (1) the hill in Rome where the geese saved the day, and (2) the American legislative building in Washington DC (and… …   Modern English usage

  • capital — capital, capitol Capital, the most important town or city of a country or region, is to be distinguished from Capitol, which is (1) the hill in Rome where the geese saved the day, and (2) the American legislative building in Washington DC (and… …   Modern English usage

  • capitol — See capital, capitol …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • capital — See capital, capitol …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Capitol Loop — I 496 (CL I 496), Connector 496 …   Wikipedia

  • Capitol Hill (disambiguation) — Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. is the neighborhood adjacent to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.Capitol Hill is also the name of a district in the following cities:* Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado * Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma *… …   Wikipedia

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