Define: Capital

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Capital


Quick Summary of Capital


An amount of finance provided to enable a business to acquire assets and sustain it’s operations.



What is the dictionary definition of Capital?

Dictionary Definition


  1. uncountable, economics Already-produced durable goods available for use as a factor of production, such as steam shovels (equipment) and office buildings (structures).
  2. uncountable, business, finance Money and wealth. The means to acquire goods and services, especially in a non-barter system.
  3. countable A city designated as a legislative seat by the government or some other authority, often the city in which the government is located; otherwise the most important city within a country or a subdivision of it.

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Synonyms For Capital


money, assets, funds, prime, resources


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Capital are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.