with a capital (A, B, C, etc.)

Definition of with a capital (A, B, C, etc.)

  1. :  to a great degree —used with a following relevant capital letter for emphasis It was not an accident but murder with a capital M! He is conservative with a capital C!

Word by Word Definitions

capitalplay
  1. :  the uppermost member of a column or pilaster crowning the shaft and taking the weight of the entablature — see column illustration

  1. :  of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.

    :  punishable by death

    :  involving execution

  1. :  a stock of accumulated goods especially at a specified time and in contrast to income received during a specified period

    :  the value of these accumulated goods

    :  accumulated goods devoted to the production of other goods

  1. :  the 1st letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic a

  1. : used as a function word before singular nouns when the referent is unspecified and before number collectives and some numbers

    :  the same

    : used as a function word before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier

  1. :  on, in, at

    :  in, to, or for each

  1. :  have

  1. :  of

  1. : absent

    : acceleration

    : acre

  1. :  the second letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  the speech sound that the written letter b represents :  a speech counterpart of orthographic b

  1. : bachelor

    : bacillus

    : back

  1. :  the 3d letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic c

  1. : calm

    : calorie

    : canceled

etc.


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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