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

  • noun A supporter of capitalism.
  • noun An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise.
  • noun A person of great wealth.
  • adjective Capitalistic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has capital; especially, a man of large property which is or may be employed in business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who has capital; one who has money for investment, or money invested; esp. a person of large property, which is employed in business.

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

  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, capitalism.
  • adjective Supporting or endorsing capitalism.
  • noun A person who is a supporter of capitalism (Wikipedia).
  • noun An owner of (considerable amount of) capital (Wikipedia).

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

  • adjective of or relating to capitalism or capitalists
  • adjective favoring or practicing capitalism
  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)


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