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ac·me

 (ăk′mē)
n.
The highest point, as of achievement or development: reached the acme of her career. See Synonyms at summit.

[Greek akmē; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

acme

(ˈækmɪ)
n
the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak
[C16: from Greek akmē]

ac•me

(ˈæk mi)

n.
the highest point of attainment or development; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.
[1610–20; < Greek akmḗ]
ac′mic, ac•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acme - the highest level or degree attainableacme - the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
degree, stage, level, point - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
2.acme - the highest point (of something)acme - the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid"
crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
roof peak - the highest point of a roof
extreme point, extremum, extreme - the point located farthest from the middle of something

acme

acme

noun
The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
Translations
ذُرْوَه، أَوْج
vrchol
højdepunkt
hápunktur
viršūnė
virsotne

acme

[ˈækmɪ] Ncolmo m, cima f
the acme of perfectionla suma perfección, el colmo de la perfección
he is the acme of good tastees el buen gusto en persona

acme

[ˈækmi] npoint m culminant

acme

nHöhepunkt m, → Gipfel m; (of elegance etc)Inbegriff m; at the acme of his powersauf dem Gipfel seiner (Schaffens)kraft

acme

[ˈækmɪ] n (frm) → culmine m, acme f

acme

(ˈӕkmi) noun
the highest point. the acme of perfection.
References in classic literature ?
The acme of bliss, which would have been a marriage with the tragedian, was not for her in this world.
Here, to their surprise, was Smilash, on electro-plated acme skates, practicing complicated figures with intense diligence.
And so, notwithstanding all that has been done since Bell opened up the way, the telephone remains the acme of electrical marvels.
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Neither is it the acme of excellence if you fight and conquer and the whole Empire says, "Well done
Betimes in the forenoon, when the principal street of the neighboring town was just at its acme of life and bustle, a stranger of very distinguished figure was seen on the sidewalk.
Now he realized that it was the very acme of foolishness deliberately to sacrifice half his fortune, especially the farm itself, to which he had given so many years of complete concentration.
We may wonder whether at the acme and summit of the human progress these anachronisms will be corrected by a finer intuition, a close interaction of the social machinery than that which now jolts us round and along; but such completeness is not to be prophesied, or even conceived as possible.
Just as "Uncle's" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight.
Mine has been a tale of horrors; I have reached their acme, and what I must now relate can but be tedious to you.
The secretary of the Acme Club warned me I'd have my hands full.
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