- a person who has capital; owner of wealth used in business
- an upholder of capitalism
- loosely a wealthy person
The definition of a capitalist is a person with a large amount of money, or a person who invests in a business.
An example of a capitalist is Bill Gates.
- A supporter of capitalism.
- An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise.
- A person of great wealth.
(comparative more capitalist, superlative most capitalist)
From French capitaliste.
- In that year a capitalist and promoter, J.
- CYRUS WEST FIELD (1819-1892), American capitalist, projector of the first Atlantic cable, was born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on the 30th of November 1819.
- Batavia was the home during his last years of Dean Richmond (1804-1866), a capitalist, a successful shipper and wholesaler of farm produce, vice-president (1853-1864) and president (1864-1866) of the New York Central railway, and a prominent leader of the Democratic party in New York state.
- Sheep-raising, involving larger holdings, less supervision and less labour, was preferred by the capitalist land-holder to the cultivation of the wheat, spelt, vines or olives which were the chief crops of the country.
- In this way the fourth estate would be emancipated from the despotism of the capitalist, and a great step taken in the solution of the great " social question."