capital vs capitol :

capital or capitol

A “capitol” is almost always a building. Cities which serve as seats of government are capitals spelled with an A in the last syllable, as are most other uses of the word as a common noun. The only exceptions are place names alluding to capitol buildings in some way or other, like “Capitol Hill” in DC, Denver, or Seattle (the latter named either after the hill in Denver or in hopes of attracting the Washington State capitol building). Would it help to remember that Congress with an O meets in the Capitol with another O?

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  • n  assets available for use in the production of further assets
  • n  wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
  • n  a seat of government
  • n  one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
    printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases
  • n  a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
    the crime capital of Italy
    the drug capital of Columbia
  • n  the federal government of the United States
  • n  a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  • n  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  • s  first-rate
    a capital fellow
    a capital idea
  • s  of primary importance
    our capital concern was to avoid defeat
  • s  uppercase
    capital A

  • n  a building occupied by a state legislature
  • n  the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
News & Articles

  • Capitol City Biker Bash features full slate of activities
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The second Capitol City Biker Bash is expected to bring more than 2,500 visitors each day to the area around Haddad Riverfront Park, where even non-motorcyclists can enjoy free entertainment tonight, Friday and Saturday.
    June 13, 2013 - Charleston Daily Mail
  • Capitol Heights man shot and killed in Temple Hills
    A Capitol Heights man was shot multiple times and killed last week in Temple Hills. Prince George’s County Police Department patrol units found Andre Isaiah Elmore, 38, with multiple gunshots to his upper body around 11:30 p.m. June 4 in the 6500 block of Buckland Court, according to police reports.
    June 12, 2013 - The Prince George's Sentinel
  • Capitol Theatre to go dark; Renovations to begin
    WHEELING, W.Va.— The Capitol Theater will turn 85 years old this fall, and what a better way to have a quiet celebration than a new look. Frank O'Brien, Wheeling Convention and Visitor's Bureau executive director, says that a $1 million face lift will take place inside the theater. "We are ripping out all of the seats and will install new ones. But, when we do that, we are going to lose about 10 ...
    June 12, 2013 - WTOV 9 Steubenville