Thesaurus

capacity

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of capacity

1 the largest number or amount that something can hold
  • the seating capacity of the school auditorium is 800 people

Synonyms for capacity

Words Related to capacity

2 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • served in the capacity of the network's White House correspondent for a year

Synonyms for capacity

Words Related to capacity

Near Antonyms for capacity

3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
  • offered advice in his capacity as a lawyer

Synonyms for capacity

Words Related to capacity

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About capacity

Time Traveler for capacity

Time Traveler

The first known use of capacity was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near capacity

capacities

capacity

caparison

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Capacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/capacity. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on capacity

Nglish: Translation of capacity for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of capacity for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about capacity

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!