Definition of Capitol in English:


Syllabification: Cap·i·tol
Pronunciation: /ˈkapədl
(usually the Capitol)
1The seat of the US Congress in Washington, DC.
1.1 (capitol) US A building housing a legislative assembly: 50,000 people marched on New Jersey’s state capitol
More example sentences
  • The sun was already over the capitol making the glass buildings shimmer and glow in the light.
  • Boyd lived four blocks from the capitol in a seven-story apartment building.
  • Legislators appear at state capitols or in Washington, DC, every year as representatives of their constituents.
2The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.


from Old French capitolie, capitoile, later assimilated to Latin Capitolium (from caput, capit- 'head').

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