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Definition: circulating capital
(k[a^]p"[i^]*tal), n. [Cf. L. capitellum and
capitulum, a small head, the head, top, or capital of a
column, dim. of caput head; F. chapiteau, OF. capitel. See
, and cf. cattle
1. (Arch.) The head or uppermost member of a column,
pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts,
abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and
2. [Cf. F. capilate, fem., sc. ville.] (Geog.) The seat of
government; the chief city or town in a country; a
metropolis. “A busy and splendid capital”
3. [Cf. F. capital.] Money, property, or stock employed in
trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as
distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock
, under Capital
4. (Polit. Econ.) That portion of the produce of industry,
which may be directly employed either to support human
beings or to assist in production. --M'Culloch.
Note: When wealth is used to assist production it is called
capital. The capital of a civilized community includes
(i.e. buildings, machines, and roads
used in the course of production and exchange) and
(i.e., food, fuel, money, etc.,
spent in the course of production and exchange). --T.
5. Anything which can be used to increase one's power or
He tried to make capital out of his rival's
6. (Fort.) An imaginary line dividing a bastion, ravelin, or
other work, into two equal parts.
7. A chapter, or section, of a book. [Obs.]
Holy St. Bernard hath said in the 59th capital.
8. (Print.) See Capital letter
, under Capital
. See under Active
(Print.), a small capital letter; informally
referred to (in the plural) as small caps
; as, the
technical terms are listed in small caps
. See under
To live on one's capital
, to consume one's capital without
producing or accumulating anything to replace it.