Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.

Let us give this capitol back to the people to whom it belongs.

There's the Capitol ahead of us, and some of our troops are going into it.

I could not camp in the Capitol Square, even if I had wished so to do.

He had his own ship on a line with the Capitol in a matter of seconds.

Congress had voted money for mural paintings for the rotunda of the Capitol.

Doctor, that bullet struck the Capitol only two inches from a window.

I remember his saying that the Senate Chamber at the Capitol was extremely draughty.

The portrait of him in the capitol is said not to be a correct likeness.

The streets leading to the Capitol were packed with vast throngs.


"building where U.S. Congress meets," 1793 (in writings of Thomas Jefferson), from Latin Capitolium, temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome. Used earlier of Virginia state houses (1699). Its use in American public architecture deliberately evokes Roman republican imagery. With reference to the Roman citadel, it is recorded in English from late 14c., via Old North French capitolie. Relationship of Capitoline to capital is likely but not certain.