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capitalist

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noun cap·i·tal·ist \-ist\

Definition of capitalist

  1. 1 :  a person who has capital especially invested in business <industrial capitalists>; broadly :  a person of wealth :  plutocrat <Charitable organizations often seek help from capitalists.>

  2. 2 :  a person who favors capitalism

Examples of capitalist in a sentence

  1. <capitalists who lost everything in the '29 Crash>

Origin and Etymology of capitalist

see 3capital


First Known Use: 1774


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capitalist

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adjective cap·i·tal·ist \ˌka-pə-tə-ˈlis-tik, ˌkap-tə-, British also kə-ˌpi-tə-\
variants: or

capitalistic

Definition of capitalist

  1. 1 :  owning capital <the capitalist class>

  2. 2a :  practicing or advocating capitalism <capitalist nations>b :  marked by capitalism <capitalist period of history>

capitalistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of capitalist

see 3capital


First Known Use: 1845


CAPITALIST Defined for English Language Learners

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capitalist

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noun cap·i·tal·ist \-ist\

Definition of capitalist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a lot of money, property, etc., and who uses those things to produce more money

  • : a person who believes that capitalism is the best kind of economic system


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capitalist

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adjective cap·i·tal·ist \ˌka-pə-tə-ˈlis-tik, ˌkap-tə-, British also kə-ˌpi-tə-\

Definition of capitalist for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to capitalism : using capitalism as an economic system


CAPITALIST Defined for Kids

capitalist

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noun cap·i·tal·ist \ˈka-pə-tə-list\

Definition of capitalist for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who has usually a lot of money which is used to make more money

  2. 2 :  a person who supports capitalism



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