What does capital letter mean?

capital letter meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c.; see capital (adj.). So named since it is at the "head" of a sentence or word.

capital letter meaning in General Dictionary

among huge alphabetic figures made use of whilst the first letter written down or printing proper names and often for emphasis

Sentence Examples with the word capital letter

It consisted of the following parts: - (a) A system of aeroplanes arranged like the capital letter T at a certain upward angle to the horizon and bearing a general resemblance to box kites; (b) a pair of very light propellers driven at a high speed; and (c) an exceedingly light and powerful petrol engine.

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