(Cap"il*la*ry), n.; pl. Capillaries
1. A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute.
2. (Anat.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries
and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels.
(Cap`il*la"tion) n. [L. capillatio the hair.] A capillary blood vessel. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Ca*pil"la*ture) n. [L. capillatura.] A bush of hair; frizzing of the hair. Clarke.
(Ca*pil"li*form) a. [L. capillus hair + -form.] In the shape or form of, a hair, or of hairs.
(Cap"il*lose`) a. [L. capillosus.] Having much hair; hairy. [R.]
(Ca*pis"trate) a. [L. capistratus, p. p. of capistrare halter.] (Zoöl.) Hooded; cowled.
(Cap"i*tal) a. [F. capital, L. capitalis capital fr. caput head. See Chief, and cf. Capital, n.]
1. Of or pertaining to the head. [Obs.]
Needs must the Serpent now his capital bruise
Expect with mortal pain.
2. Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as,
capital trials; capital punishment.
Many crimes that are capital among us.
To put to death a capital offender.
3. First in importance; chief; principal.
A capital article in religion
Whatever is capital and essential in Christianity.
4. Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington
and Paris are capital cities.
5. Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song. [Colloq.]
Capital letter [F, lettre capitale] (Print.), a leading or heading letter, used at the beginning of a sentence
and as the first letter of certain words, distinguished, for the most part, both by different form and larger
size, from the small (lower-case) letters, which form the greater part of common print or writing. Small
capital letters have the form of capital letters and height of the body of the lower-case letters. Capital
stock, money, property, or stock invested in any business, or the enterprise of any corporation or institution.