Modals vs Capital - What's the difference?

modals | capital |

As nouns the difference between modals and capital

is that modals is while capital is capital.




  • Anagrams



    Alternative forms

    * capitall (obsolete)


  • (uncountable, economics) Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
  • (uncountable, business, finance) Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  • (countable) A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.
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  • (countable) The most important city in the field specified.
  • * 2010 September, Charlie Brennan, "Active Athletes", , ISSN 1090-5723, volume 16, issue 9, page 83:
  • Hollywood is the film capital', New York the theater '''capital''', Las Vegas the gambling ' capital .
  • (countable) An uppercase letter.
  • (countable, architecture) The uppermost part of a column.
  • (uncountable) Knowledge; awareness; proficiency.
  • Usage notes

    The homophone capitol refers only to a building, usually one that houses the legislative branch of a government, and often one located in a capital city.


    * (An uppercase letter) caps (in the plural), majuscule


    * (An uppercase letter) minuscule


  • of prime importance
  • * Atterbury
  • a capital article in religion
  • * I. Taylor
  • whatever is capital and essential in Christianity
  • Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation.
  • London and Paris are capital cities.
  • (British, dated) excellent
  • That is a capital idea!
  • Involving punishment by death.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • many crimes that are capital among us
  • * Milton
  • to put to death a capital offender
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 517:
  • Some 1,600 priests were deported, for example, while the total number of capital victims of the military commissions down to 1799 was only around 150.
  • uppercase
  • One begins a sentence with a capital letter.
  • Of or relating to the head.
  • * Milton
  • Needs must the Serpent now his capital bruise / Expect with mortal pain.


    * (uppercase) lower-case

    Derived terms

    * block capitals * capital asset * capital goods * capitalism * capital punishment * capital ship * economic capital * financial capital * human capital * personal capital * real capital * social capital


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