follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

capital goods

plural noun, Economics
1.
machines and tools used in the production of other goods (contrasted with consumer goods).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for capital good

capital goods

plural noun
1.
(economics) goods that are themselves utilized in the production of other goods rather than being sold to consumers Also called producer goods Compare consumer goods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
capital good in Culture

capital goods definition


Goods used in the production of commodities; producers' goods. (Compare consumer goods.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for capital goods

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for capital

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends