from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, printed, or formatted in capital letters.
  • transitive verb To put (type or text) in uppercase letters.
  • transitive verb To begin (a word) with an uppercase letter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective written in upper case; capital
  • noun Alternative spelling of upper case.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
  • adjective relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case


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