Meaning of Capitol in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkapɪt(ɒ)l/

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proper noun

  • 1the CapitolThe seat of the US Congress in Washington DC.

    1. 1.1US A building housing a legislative assembly.
      ‘the work is on display at the Utah state capitol’
      • ‘The sun was already over the capitol making the glass buildings shimmer and glow in the light.’
      • ‘Boyd lived four blocks from the capitol in a seven-story apartment building.’
      • ‘Legislators appear at state capitols or in Washington, DC, every year as representatives of their constituents.’
      • ‘After the group bused crowds to the state capitol, the legislation passed by one vote.’
      • ‘This poll is to be presented to members of the Latino Legislative Caucus today at a lunch briefing in the capitol.’
      • ‘Since the law requires no building can be higher than the capitol in this city, the buildings here are not tall but huge.’
      • ‘We are trying to change the tones in the state capitols and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship.’
      • ‘So if anyone should want the Ten Commandments in state capitols and ‘in God we trust’ on the coins, I should.’
      • ‘Grab your fly swatter, because in Congress and in many state capitols these days, there's a new buzzword: ‘Electric Utility deregulation.’’
      • ‘But in state capitols around the country, not so much.’
      • ‘Their advocacy of limits on how long elected officials can serve shifts political power to the lobbyists who prowl the halls of state capitols.’
      • ‘But in most state capitols, terrorism was still less of a concern than balancing the budget or improving schools.’
      • ‘I had it behind my desk at the state capitol in Atlanta when I was governor.’
      • ‘Family members gathered outside the capitol today to demand an independent investigation.’
      • ‘Camps have to be aware of their state's laws and what is going on in their state capitol.’
      • ‘Featuring more than 800 interior/exterior images, the book is the first to feature all 50 capitols from the perspective of one photographer.’
      • ‘These are local employees such as teachers who naturally cluster in the population centers, state employees at capitols and major cities and federal employees in major cities.’
      • ‘The company's public affairs office has monitored anti-terrorism initiatives discussed in Washington and at state capitols.’
      • ‘They are doing so in Washington, DC and in state capitols, where the technology crowd is weakest and most clueless.’
      • ‘The prospect of lower tobacco payments is already sending chills through state capitols.’
  • 2the CapitolThe temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.


From Old French capitolie, capitoile, later assimilated to Latin Capitolium (from caput, capit- ‘head’).