from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large letter, either capital or uncial, used in writing or printing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A capital letter, especially one used in ancient manuscripts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient manuscripts. See majusculæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In paleography, a capital or uncial letter: opposed to minuscule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
- adj. uppercase
- n. one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
French, from Latin māiusculus, somewhat larger, diminutive of māior, greater; see meg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)