|1.||[ adjective ] (writing) of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries|
|Related terms:||minuscule uppercase|
|2.||[ noun ] one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in proper names and sometimes for emphasis; (printers once kept type for capitals and small letters in separate cases; capitals were in the upper half and became known as upper-case letters)|
|Synonyms:||capital capital_letter upper-case_letter upper_case|
|Related terms:||small_letter character small_capital|
|3.||[ adjective ] uppercase|
"capital A" "great A" "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"