(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. excellent, paramount, first-rate, first-class, unequaled; important, primary, principal; metropolitan; uppercase. See goodness, height, punishment.—n. metropolis, seat; funds, assets, resources. See money, importance, means.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Principal]
Syn. chief, main, first, dominant; see principal .
2. [Excellent]
Syn. splendid, choice, first-rate, delightful; see excellent , superior .
See Synonym Study at principal . n.
1. [A seat of government]
Syn. metropolis, principal city, seat of government; see capitol , center 2 , city .
2. [Money and property]
Syn. assets, resources, principal, venture capital; see funds , industry 3 , money 1 , 3 , property 1 , wealth 1 .
3. [A letter usually used initially]
Syn. initial, uppercase, majuscule; see letter 1 .
make capital of,
Syn. exploit, make the most of, get advantage from, profit by; see use 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. seat of government principal city.
2. wealth funds, moneys, stock, savings, assets, resources, venture capital, investment capital. ''That part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.''— Alfred Marshall.
2. see money, bank
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The monetary resources of a government, organization, or individual: finance (used in plural), fund (used in plural), money (often used in plural). See MONEY. 2. Money or property used to produce more wealth: backing, capitalization, financing, funding, grubstake, stake, subsidization. See HELP, MONEY. 3. All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value: asset (used in plural), fortune, mean3 (used in plural), resource (used in plural), wealth, wherewithal. See OWNED. II adjective 1. Most important, influential, or significant: cardinal, chief, first, foremost, key, leading, main, major, number one, paramount, premier, primary, prime, principal, top. See IMPORTANT. 2. Exceptionally good of its kind: ace, banner, blue-ribbon, brag, champion, excellent, fine1, first-class, first-rate, prime, quality, splendid, superb, superior, terrific, tiptop, top. Informal: A-one, bully, dandy, great, swell, topflight, topnotch. Slang: boss. Chiefly British: tophole. See GOOD. 3. Conspicuously bad or offensive: arrrant, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank2. See GOOD.

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