from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, printed, or formatted in capital letters: an uppercase A; uppercase titles.
  • transitive v. To put (type or text) in uppercase letters.
  • transitive v. To begin (a word) with an uppercase letter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. written in upper case; capital
  • n. Alternative spelling of upper case.

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

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


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