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pin·na·cle

 (pĭn′ə-kəl)
n.
1. Architecture A small turret or spire on a roof or buttress.
2. A tall pointed formation, such as a mountain peak.
3. The highest point; the culmination. See Synonyms at summit.
tr.v. pin·na·cled, pin·na·cling, pin·na·cles
1. To furnish with a pinnacle.
2. To place on or as if on a pinnacle.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pinnāculum, diminutive of Latin pinna, feather; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pinnacle

(ˈpɪnəkəl)
n
1. the highest point or level, esp of fame, success, etc
2. (Physical Geography) a towering peak, as of a mountain
3. (Architecture) a slender upright structure in the form of a cone, pyramid, or spire on the top of a buttress, gable, or tower
vb (tr)
4. to set on or as if on a pinnacle
5. to furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
6. to crown with a pinnacle
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin pinnāculum a peak, from Latin pinna wing]

pin•na•cle

(ˈpɪn ə kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. a lofty peak.
2. the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.
3. any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock.
4. a relatively small upright structure, commonly terminating in a pyramid or cone, rising above a roof or coping or capping a tower or buttress.
v.t.
5. to place on or as if on a pinnacle.
6. to form a pinnacle on; crown.
[1300–50; Middle English pinacle < Middle French < Late Latin pinnāculum gable = Latin pinn(a) raised part of a parapet, literally, wing, feather + -āculum; see tabernacle]

pinnacle


Past participle: pinnacled
Gerund: pinnacling

Imperative
pinnacle
pinnacle
Present
I pinnacle
you pinnacle
he/she/it pinnacles
we pinnacle
you pinnacle
they pinnacle
Preterite
I pinnacled
you pinnacled
he/she/it pinnacled
we pinnacled
you pinnacled
they pinnacled
Present Continuous
I am pinnacling
you are pinnacling
he/she/it is pinnacling
we are pinnacling
you are pinnacling
they are pinnacling
Present Perfect
I have pinnacled
you have pinnacled
he/she/it has pinnacled
we have pinnacled
you have pinnacled
they have pinnacled
Past Continuous
I was pinnacling
you were pinnacling
he/she/it was pinnacling
we were pinnacling
you were pinnacling
they were pinnacling
Past Perfect
I had pinnacled
you had pinnacled
he/she/it had pinnacled
we had pinnacled
you had pinnacled
they had pinnacled
Future
I will pinnacle
you will pinnacle
he/she/it will pinnacle
we will pinnacle
you will pinnacle
they will pinnacle
Future Perfect
I will have pinnacled
you will have pinnacled
he/she/it will have pinnacled
we will have pinnacled
you will have pinnacled
they will have pinnacled
Future Continuous
I will be pinnacling
you will be pinnacling
he/she/it will be pinnacling
we will be pinnacling
you will be pinnacling
they will be pinnacling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinnacling
you have been pinnacling
he/she/it has been pinnacling
we have been pinnacling
you have been pinnacling
they have been pinnacling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinnacling
you will have been pinnacling
he/she/it will have been pinnacling
we will have been pinnacling
you will have been pinnacling
they will have been pinnacling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinnacling
you had been pinnacling
he/she/it had been pinnacling
we had been pinnacling
you had been pinnacling
they had been pinnacling
Conditional
I would pinnacle
you would pinnacle
he/she/it would pinnacle
we would pinnacle
you would pinnacle
they would pinnacle
Past Conditional
I would have pinnacled
you would have pinnacled
he/she/it would have pinnacled
we would have pinnacled
you would have pinnacled
they would have pinnacled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinnacle - (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of towerpinnacle - (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
spire, steeple - a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
2.pinnacle - the highest level or degree attainablepinnacle - 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?"
3.pinnacle - a lofty peak
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
Verb1.pinnacle - surmount with a pinnacle; "pinnacle a pediment"
surmount - be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown"
2.pinnacle - raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

pinnacle

noun
1. summit, top, height, peak, eminence He plunged 80 ft from a rocky pinnacle.
2. height, top, crown, crest, meridian, zenith, apex, apogee, acme, vertex He had reached the pinnacle of his career.

pinnacle

noun
The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
Translations
ذُرْوَةصَخْرَه او جَبَلهَرَم في أعْلى الكَنيسَه
jehlaštítvěžičkavrchol
højdepunktspidstindetop
dísztornyocskaorom
fjallstindurhátindurturnspíra
bokštelis
kalngalsklintssmailevirsotne
doruksivri kayasivri süsleme kulesi

pinnacle

[ˈpɪnəkl] N (Archit) → pináculo m; (= peak) [of rock] → punta f; [of mountain] → cumbre f, cima f (fig) → cumbre f, cúspide f
the pinnacle of fame/successla cumbre or la cúspide de la fama/del éxito

pinnacle

[ˈpɪnɪkəl] n
(ARCHITECTURE)pinacle m
(= pointed rock) → piton m
a rocky pinnacle → un piton rocheux
(= highest point) [fame, career, success] → apogée m
to reach the pinnacle of sth → atteindre l'apogée de qch

pinnacle

n (Archit) → Fiale f; (of rock, mountain)Gipfel m, → Spitze f; (fig)Gipfel m, → Höhepunkt m

pinnacle

[ˈpɪnəkl] n (Archit) → pinnacolo; (of rock) → guglia; (top of mountain) → vetta, cima (fig) → apice m, vertice m

pinnacle

(ˈpinəkl) noun
1. a tall thin spire built on the roof of a church, castle etc.
2. a high pointed rock or mountain. It was a dangerous pinnacle to climb.
3. a high point (of achievement, success etc). He has reached the pinnacle of his career.
References in classic literature ?
in a tone of despair that lifted him on to a pinnacle of hope, but the next minute she tumbled him down again by observing, like one entirely absorbed in the matter.
The elder maiden is conveyed to a neighboring people, whose lodges are situate beyond yonder black pinnacle of rock; while the younger is detained among the women of the Hurons, whose dwellings are but two short miles hence, on a table-land, where the fire had done the office of the axe, and prepared the place for their reception.
Thus, while the busy dame bustled about the house, or plied her spinning-wheel at one end of the piazza, honest Balt would sit smoking his evening pipe at the other, watching the achievements of a little wooden warrior, who, armed with a sword in each hand, was most valiantly fighting the wind on the pinnacle of the barn.
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.
A second soldier caught from the hands of the dying man the iron crow, with which he heaved at and had loosened the stone pinnacle, when, receiving an arrow through his head-piece, he dropped from the battlements into the moat a dead man.
Everything else was unchanged, the sun still shining mercilessly on the steaming marsh and the tall pinnacle of the mountain, and I could scarce persuade myself that murder had been actually done and a human life cruelly cut short a moment since before my eyes.
Accordingly one day my nurse carried me thither, but I may truly say I came back disappointed; for the height is not above three thousand feet, reckoning from the ground to the highest pinnacle top; which, allowing for the difference between the size of those people and us in Europe, is no great matter for admiration, nor at all equal in proportion (if I rightly remember) to Salisbury steeple.
And it swung the valiant little company up to such a pinnacle of prosperity that its stock went skyrocketing until it touched one thousand dollars a share.
The Romans themselves, at the pinnacle of civilization, were actuated by the same impressions, and celebrated, in anniversary festivals, every great event which had signalized the annals of their forefathers.
This encounter, together with my set-to with the Martian warrior on the previous day and my feats of jumping placed me upon a high pinnacle in their regard.
The pinnacle of the mosque had vanished, and the roof line of the college itself looked as if a hundred-ton gun had been at work upon it.