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ka puh tuhl

  • 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

  • July has left the capital choking, as hundreds of firefighters and conscript soldiers battled to stop Parnitha's inferno from sweeping down the mountain's southern slopes and .
  • Opponents of capital punishment fear that Spenkelink's death, ending an unofficial moratorium, may lead to a wave of executions.
  • Once a remote outpost at the edge of the Soviet Union, the Estonian capital is now at the heart of Europe's weekend club scene.
News & Articles


  • President Bush in Reuters
    Our economy is large and it's open and flexible. Our capital markets are some of the deepest and most liquid. And the long-term health and strong foundation of our economy will shine through and be reflected in currency values,Bush said.
  • Henry Paulson in Reuters
    At a time when events naturally make even the most daring investors more risk-averse, the needs of our economy require that our financial institutions not take this new capital to hoard it, but to deploy it,Paulson said.
  • Val Kilmer in
    In 2003, the actor told Rolling Stone that he lived in "the homicide capital of the Southwest," and he complained about the locals in the area by claiming that 80 percent "of the people in my county are drunk."

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