noun sum·mit \ˈsə-mət\

: the highest point of a mountain : the top of a mountain

: the highest level

: a meeting or series of meetings between the leaders of two or more governments

Full Definition of SUMMIT

:  top, apex; especially :  the highest point :  peak
:  the topmost level attainable <the summit of human fame>
a :  the highest level of officials; especially :  the diplomatic level of heads of government
b :  a conference of highest-level officials (as heads of government) <an economic summit>

Origin of SUMMIT

Middle English somete, from Anglo-French sumet, diminutive of sum top, from Latin summum, neuter of summus highest — more at sum
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of SUMMIT

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable <at the summit of the Victorian social scene>. peak suggests the highest among other high points <an artist working at the peak of her powers>. pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height <the pinnacle of worldly success>. climax implies the highest point in an ascending series <the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions>. apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge <the apex of Dutch culture>. acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing <a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty>. culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective <the culmination of years of effort>.

Rhymes with SUMMIT


intransitive verb

Definition of SUMMIT

:  to participate in a summit conference
:  to climb to the summit <summited on May 29>

First Known Use of SUMMIT


Rhymes with SUMMIT

SUMMIT Defined for Kids


noun sum·mit \ˈsə-mət\

Definition of SUMMIT for Kids

:  the highest point (as of a mountain) :  top


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