- capitalists1) ADJ A capitalist country or system supports or is based on the principles of capitalism.
China has pledged to retain Hong Kong's capitalist system for 50 years.
...capitalist economic theory.2) N-COUNT A capitalist is someone who believes in and supports the principles of capitalism.
Lenin had hoped to even have a working relationship with the capitalists.3) N-COUNT A capitalist is someone who owns a business which they run in order to make a profit for themselves.
They argue that only private capitalists can remake Poland's economy.Syn:
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capitalist — CAPITALÍST, Ă, capitalişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine capitalismului sau care are trăsăturile capitalismului, privitor la capitalism. 2. s.m. şi f. Persoană care posedă capital1 – Din fr. capitaliste. Trimis de valeriu,… … Dicționar Român
Capitalist — Cap i*tal*ist (k[a^]p [i^]*tal*[i^]st), n. [Cf. F. capitaliste.] One who has capital; one who has money for investment, or money invested; esp. a person of large property, which is employed in business. [1913 Webster] The expenditure of the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
capitalist — capitalist, capitalist class See bourgeoisie … Dictionary of sociology
Capitalist — Capitalist, s.u. Capital 2) … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
capitalist — (n.) 1791, from Fr. capitaliste, a coinage of the Revolution and a term of reproach; see CAPITAL (Cf. capital) + IST (Cf. ist). Related: Capitalistic … Etymology dictionary
capitalist — is now normally stressed on the first syllable, although you still occasionally hear it stressed on the second … Modern English usage
capitalist — [n] person engaged in private ownership of business backer, banker, bourgeois, businessperson, entrepreneur, financier, investor, landowner, moneybags*, one who signs the checks*, plutocrat, the boss*, the money*; concept 347 Ant. communist … New thesaurus
capitalist — [kap′ət list] n. 1. a person who has capital; owner of wealth used in business 2. an upholder of capitalism 3. loosely a wealthy person adj. capitalistic … English World dictionary
capitalist — ▪ I. capitalist cap‧i‧tal‧ist 1 [ˈkæptl st] noun [countable] 1. ECONOMICS someone who supports capitalism: • The country has really changed; it s OK to be a capitalist now. 2. FINANCE so … Financial and business terms
Capitalist — * The word Capitalist was originally minted by William Thackeray in the sense of one who owns capital, and was more precisely defined by Karl Marx in Das Kapital as one who owned working capital including machinery and made money by letting… … Wikipedia