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Meaning & Definition of Summit in English

English

Summit

/səmət/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • acme
  • ,
  • height
  • ,
  • elevation
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • pinnacle
  • ,
  • summit
  • ,
  • superlative
  • ,
  • meridian
  • ,
  • tiptop
  • ,
  • top

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • peak
  • ,
  • crown
  • ,
  • crest
  • ,
  • top
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • summit

3. A meeting of heads of governments

    synonym:
  • summit
  • ,
  • summit meeting

verb

1. Reach the summit (of a mountain)

  • "They breasted the mountain"
  • "Many mountaineers go up mt. everest but not all summit"
    synonym:
  • summit
  • ,
  • breast

Examples of using

Health groups have called for an urgent summit to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, which has reached epidemic proportions throughout the country.
I reached the summit of the mountain in exactly five hours.
I reached the summit of the mountain in exactly five hours.