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sum·mit

 (sŭm′ĭt)
n.
1. The highest point or part; the top.
2. The highest level or degree that can be attained.
3.
a. The highest level, as of government officials.
b. A conference or meeting of high-level leaders, usually called to shape a program of action.
v. sum·mit·ed, sum·mit·ing, sum·mits
v.tr.
To climb to the summit of (a mountain).
v.intr.
To climb to the summit.

[Middle English somet, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, top, from Latin summum, from neuter of summus, highest; see uper in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: summit, peak1, pinnacle, acme, apex, zenith, climax
These nouns all mean the highest point. Summit denotes the highest level attainable: "His six years with the canal company marked the summit of his career as a company man" (Simon Winchester).
Peak usually refers to the uppermost or most intense point: "It was the peak of summer in the Berkshires" (Saul Bellow).
Pinnacle denotes a towering height, as of achievement: The articulation of the theory of relativity catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of his profession. Acme refers to an ultimate point, as of perfection: The artist's talents were at their acme when this work was created. Apex is the culminating point: The movie begins with the dictator at the apex of his power. Zenith is the point of highest achievement, most complete development, or greatest power: "Chivalry was then in its zenith" (Henry Hallam).
Climax refers to the point of greatest strength, effect, or intensity that marks the endpoint of an ascending process: The government's collapse was the climax of a series of constitutional crises.

summit

(ˈsʌmɪt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the highest point or part, esp of a mountain or line of communication; top
2. the highest possible degree or state; peak or climax: the summit of ambition.
3. the highest level, importance, or rank: a meeting at the summit.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials
b. (as modifier): a summit conference.
[C15: from Old French somet, diminutive of som, from Latin summum; see sum1]
ˈsummital adj
ˈsummitless adj

sum•mit

(ˈsʌm ɪt)

n.
1. the highest point or part, as of a hill; top; apex.
2. the highest point of attainment: the summit of one's ambition.
3. the highest state or degree; acme; zenith.
4. the highest level of diplomatic or other government officials: negotiations at the summit.
5. a conference between heads of state or other top-level government officials.
v.t.
6. to reach the summit of.
v.i.
7. to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.
[1425–75; late Middle English somete < Old French, =som top (< Latin summum, n. use of neuter of summus highest; see sum) + -ete -et]
sum′mit•al, adj.

summit

  • colophon - A crowning or finishing touch, from Greek kolophon, "summit" or "finishing stroke."
  • knoll - The summit or rounded top of a mountain or hill, it seems to derive from Old Teutonic knoo-lo, meaning "ball, clod, knot."
  • acrobat - Derived from Greek akrobatos, "walking on tiptoe," from Greek akron, "summit," and baino, "walk."
  • knap - The crest or summit of a hill.

summit

The highest altitude above mean sea level that a projectile reaches in its flight from the gun to the target; the algebraic sum of the maximum ordinate and the altitude of the gun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summit - the highest level or degree attainablesummit - 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.summit - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)summit - 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"
hilltop, brow - the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
pinnacle - a lofty peak
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
mountain peak - the summit of a mountain
3.summit - a meeting of heads of governmentssummit - a meeting of heads of governments  
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
Verb1.summit - reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
arrive at, reach, attain, gain, hit, make - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

summit

noun
1. meeting, talks, conference, discussion, negotiation, dialogue a NATO summit held in Rome
2. peak, top, tip, pinnacle, apex, head, crown, crest the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest
peak base, foot, bottom
3. height, pinnacle, culmination, peak, high point, zenith, acme, crowning point This is just a molehill on the way to the summit of her ambitions.
height depths, nadir, lowest point

summit

noun
1. The highest point:
2. The highest point or state:
Informal: payoff.
Medicine: fastigium.
Translations
قِمَّهللقِمَّهمُؤْتَـمَرُ القِمَّة
vrcholvrcholnýsummit
topmødetop
huippuhuippukokousvuorenhuippu
sastanak na vrhu
csúcscsúcstalálkozó
hátindur, toppurtoppfundur
頂上
정상
viršūnių
virsotnevirsotņu-
vrcholný
vrh
topp
ยอดสุดของภูเขา
hội nghị thượng đỉnh

summit

[ˈsʌmɪt]
A. N
1. [of mountain] → cima f, cumbre f
did anyone reach the summit?¿alcanzó alguien la cima or la cumbre?
2. (fig) → cima f, cumbre f
a man at the summit of his careerun hombre en la cima or la cumbre de su trayectoria profesional
3. (Pol) (also summit conference) → cumbre f, conferencia f al más alto nivel
B. CPD summit conference Ncumbre f, conferencia f al más alto nivel
summit meeting Ncumbre f

summit

[ˈsʌmɪt] n
[mountain] → sommet m
(= conference) → sommet msummit conference nconférence f au sommet

summit

n (lit)Gipfel m; (fig also)Höhepunkt m; to reach the summit (lit, fig)den Gipfel or Höhepunkt erreichen; (= summit conference)Gipfelkonferenz f, → Gipfel m
adj attr (Pol) → Gipfel-; at summit levelauf Gipfelebene

summit

[ˈsʌmɪt] ncima, vetta, sommità f inv (fig) → culmine m (Pol) → vertice m, summit m inv

summit

(ˈsamit) noun
the highest point. They reached the summit of the mountain at midday; At the age of thirty he was at the summit of his powers as a composer.
adjective
(of a conference etc) at the highest level of international negotiation, at which heads of state meet for discussion.

summit

مُؤْتَـمَرُ القِمَّة summit topmøde Gipfel βουνοκορφή cumbre huippu sommet sastanak na vrhu vertice 頂上 정상 top fjelltopp szczyt cimeira вершина topp ยอดสุดของภูเขา zirve hội nghị thượng đỉnh 高峰会议
References in classic literature ?
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits he had already climbed.
As landmarks they guided themselves by the summits of the far distant mountains, which they supposed to belong to the Bighorn chain.
We climbed and climbed; and we kept on climbing; we reached about forty summits, but there was always another one just ahead.
The rain was pouring in torrents, and thick mists hid the summits of the mountains, so that I even saw not the faces of those mighty friends.
He saw creeping across the green meadow a sinuous line of figures of men and horses - some foolish commander was permitting the soldiers of his escort to water their beasts in the open, in plain view from a hundred summits!
Nothing belonging to a living world-- everything to a dead world, where avalanches, rolling from the summits of the mountains, would disperse noiselessly at the bottom of the abyss, retaining the motion, but wanting the sound.
The dark ragged clouds were rapidly driven over the mountains, from their summits nearly down to their bases.
The coracle, left to herself, turning from side to side, threaded, so to speak, her way through these lower parts and avoided the steep slopes and higher, toppling summits of the wave.
These deep recesses, though protected from the winds that assail the summits of their lofty sides, are damp and chill to a degree that one would hardly anticipate in such a climate; and being unprovided with anything but our woollen frocks and thin duck trousers to resist the cold of the place, we were the more solicitous to render our habitation for the night as comfortable as we could.
But with our Alpine productions, left isolated from the moment of the returning warmth, first at the bases and ultimately on the summits of the mountains, the case will have been somewhat different; for it is not likely that all the same arctic species will have been left on mountain ranges distant from each other, and have survived there ever since; they will, also, in all probability have become mingled with ancient Alpine species, which must have existed on the mountains before the commencement of the Glacial epoch, and which during its coldest period will have been temporarily driven down to the plains; they will, also, have been exposed to somewhat different climatal influences.
Its summit evidently passed the level of the ocean.
They attained the summit with some toil, but found, instead of a level, or rather undulating plain, that they were on the brink of a deep and precipitous ravine, from the bottom of which rose a second slope, similar to the one they had just ascended.