See Capital letter, under Capital, a.
Letters that are larger, and usually different in shape, than their corresponding lowercase forms (A, B, C, D etc.). Also known as "caps" or " uppercase".
one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
Letter(s) set in all upper case. It is difficult to read a body of text in all capital letters because the letters are all the same size. Use for emphasis within a line of text.
The large letters of the alphabet; the original form of ancient Roman characters. The letters are based on a design within a square, with no ascenders or descenders; also called uppercase, majuscule, and caps.