Part of speech:
The highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
(Geography) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
A corner point of a triangle, square, cube, parallelepiped, or other geometric figure bounded by lines, planes, or lines and planes
The highest point, as of achievement or development:
The highest point; peak
a meeting of heads of governments
(Nautical) A platform enclosing the head of each mast of a sailing ship, to which the topmast rigging is attached.
The portion of a cut gem above the girdle.
The highest or culminating point; the peak:
The pinnacle is the highest point or the greatest success achieved.
The definition of a mountain is a part of Earth that is very wide, has a taller height than a hill and often has steep sides, or it is a large pile of something.
The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
Elevation (of the sun, a star, etc.) above the horizon, measured in degrees
The time at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky; noon.
The top or peak of anything
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A base is one of the squares to which a baseball player must run after the player, or a teammate, hits the ball.
The lowest or least favorable position:
The definition of a nadir is the lowest point.
The act, event, or time of payment
The height thus attained
The highest point; the summit.
- Zenith literally refers to the highest point in the heavens and hence figuratively suggests fame or success reached by a spectacular rise
- Pinnacle , in its figurative uses, is equivalent to summit or peak , but sometimes connotes a giddy or unsteady height
- figuratively, of a career, process, etc.) where all ascending lines, courses, etc. ultimately meet
- Apex suggests the highest point (literally, of a geometric figure such as a cone
- Acme refers to the highest possible point of perfection in the development or progress of something
- Climax applies to the highest point, as in interest, force, excitement, etc., in a scale of ascending values
- Peak refers to the highest of a number of high points, as in a mountain range or, figuratively, in a graph
- Summit literally refers to the topmost point of a hill or similar elevation and, figuratively, to the highest attainable level, as of achievement
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