from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets.
- n. The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets. See Usage Note at capital1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Temple of Jupiter in Rome.
- n. The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.
- n. A building or complex of buildings in which any legislature meets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.
- The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of a State holds its sessions; a statehouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Rome, and in Roman cities and colonies, the precinct and temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, the protector of the city.
- n. In the United States, the edifice occupied by Congress at Washington; also, in the separate States, the state-house, or house in which the legislature holds its sessions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
- n. a building occupied by a state legislature
Middle English Capitol, Jupiter's temple in Rome, from Old French capitole, from Latin Capitōlium, after Capitōlīnus, Capitoline, the hill on which Jupiter's temple stood; perhaps akin to caput, capit-, head; see capital1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin capitōlium (Wiktionary)