AskDefine | Define capitol

Dictionary Definition



1 the federal government of the United States [syn: Washington]
2 the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet [syn: Capitol Building]

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Alternative spellings


  • ˈkæpɨɾəɫ
  • Homophones: capital


  1. Temple of Jupiter in Rome.
  2. The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.
  3. A building or complex of buildings in which any legislature meets.
    The capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state capital.
    • 1901 January 1, "Twentieth Century's Triumphant Entry", The New York Times, page 1,
      The centre of attraction was the City Hall. Two thousand flags and more ...; 2,000 electric lights... combined to make the civic capitol gorgeous... .

Related terms

  • capital (the city in which the capitol is located)


the building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets
temple of Jupiter in Rome

Extensive Definition

distinguish CapitalCapitol may refer to:

See also

capitol in Breton: Kapitol (digejañ)
capitol in Danish: Capitol
capitol in German: Kapitol
capitol in French: Capitol
capitol in Italian: Campidoglio (disambigua)
capitol in Hebrew: קפיטול
capitol in Dutch: Capitol
capitol in Russian: Капитолий
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