pinnacle

(redirected from pinnacled)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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 the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
Then thirteen hundred miles of desert solitudes; of limitless panoramas of bewildering perspective; of mimic cities, of pinnacled cathedrals, of massive fortresses, counterfeited in the eternal rocks and splendid with the crimson and gold of the setting sun; of dizzy altitudes among fog-wreathed peaks and never-melting snows, where thunders and lightnings and tempests warred magnificently at our feet and the storm clouds above swung their shredded banners in our very faces
It was not the less agreeable an object in the distance for the cluster of pinnacled corn-ricks which balanced the fine row of walnuts on the right.