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Another word for summit

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Noun
  1. The highest point

      1. The highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
      2. The highest level or degree that is attained.
      3. The highest point; the vertex:
      1. A crown for covering or sealing a tooth.
      2. A special head covering worn to indicate rank, occupation, or membership in a particular group:
      3. A summit or top, as of a mountain.
      1. The highest or culminating point; the peak:
      2. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
      3. The top, as of a hill or wave.
      1. The point at or just below the surface of the ground where the stem and the root join, esp. in perennial herbs
      2. The persistent, mostly underground base of a perennial herb.
      3. The summit or highest point, as of a mountain or arch
      1. The distance from the bottom to the top
      2. Elevation or distance above a given level, as above the surface of the earth or sea; altitude
      3. The point of highest intensity; the climax:
      1. The highest or utmost point of anything; height; maximum
      2. (Naut.) The top, after corner of a gaff sail
      3. A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity:
      1. The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure:
      2. The top covering of something:
      3. The exterior surface and its supporting structures on the top of a building.
      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The highest degree, pitch, or point; the peak, acme, or zenith:
      3. The highest position or rank:
      1. The highest point; the apex or summit:
      2. The highest point; summit; apex, as the top point of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon
      3. (Anat., Zool.) The top or crown of the head
    See also:

    high

  2. The highest point or state

      1. (Fiction) A generic large company or corporation.
      2. The highest point, as of achievement or development:
      3. The highest point; point of culmination; peak
      1. The highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
      2. The highest level or degree that is attained.
      3. The highest point; the vertex:
      1. The point farthest from the earth in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite
      2. The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
      3. The farthest or highest point; the apex:
      1. The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
      2. (Ecol.) A final, self-perpetuating community of plants and animals that develops in a particular climate, soil, etc.: it will persist as long as the same conditions prevail
      3. The final, culminating element or event in a series; highest point, as of interest or excitement
      1. The highest or culminating point; the peak:
      2. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
      3. The top, as of a hill or wave.
      1. The point at or just below the surface of the ground where the stem and the root join, esp. in perennial herbs
      2. The persistent, mostly underground base of a perennial herb.
      3. The summit or highest point, as of a mountain or arch
      1. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
      2. (Astronomy) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
      3. A culminating; reaching of the highest or lowest altitude or point
      1. Elevation or distance above a given level, as above the surface of the earth or sea; altitude
      2. The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall:
      3. The point of highest intensity; the climax:
      1. (Geog.) A of the earth passing through the geographical poles and any given point on the earth's surface
      2. (Archaic) The highest apparent point reached by a celestial body in its course
      3. The highest point or stage of development; peak:
      1. A widow's peak.
      2. A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity:
      3. The highest or utmost point of anything; height; maximum
      1. The highest point; culmination; acme
      2. A tall pointed formation, such as a mountain peak.
      3. A pointed formation, as at the top of a mountain; peak
      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The highest degree, pitch, or point; the peak, acme, or zenith:
      3. The highest position or rank:
      1. The point of culmination; the peak:
      2. The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
      3. The highest point; peak
      1. (Informal) Something coming as a climax or culmination to a series of events, esp. when unexpected or improbable
      2. The benefit gained as the result of a previous action.
      3. The act, event, or time of payment
      1. The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.
      2. The most severe point in the course of an illness
      3. The highest point in the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain
    See also:

    high

Another word for summit

Noun
  1. Topmost point

      1. The usually pointed end of an object; the tip:
      2. The highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
      3. The highest point; peak; vertex
      1. (Anat., Zool.) The top or crown of the head
      2. (Optics) The point at the center of a lens at which the axis of symmetry intersects the curve of the lens
      3. The highest point; summit; apex, as the top point of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon
      1. The highest point, level, degree, etc.
      2. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
      3. The top, as of a hill or wave.
      1. A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity:
      2. (Naut.) The top, after corner of a gaff sail
      3. The point of a beard.
      1. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
      2. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
      3. (--- Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.
      1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
      2. The highest degree, pitch, or point; the peak, acme, or zenith:
      3. The highest position or rank:
      1. The point at or just below the surface of the ground where the stem and the root join, esp. in perennial herbs
      2. The highest point or summit.
      3. The lowest point of an anchor, between the arms
    See also:

    mountain

    top

  2. Highest state

      1. (Fiction) A generic large company or corporation.
      2. The highest point; point of culmination; peak
      3. The highest point, as of achievement or development:
      1. The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
      2. The highest point; peak
      3. The point of culmination; the peak:
      1. A rhetorical series of ideas, images, etc. arranged progressively so that the most forceful is last
      2. (Ecology) A climax community.
      3. The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series or progression; a culmination.
      1. (Astronomy) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
      2. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
      3. The highest point; zenith; climax
      1. A tall pointed formation, such as a mountain peak.
      2. A pointed formation, as at the top of a mountain; peak
      3. The highest point; culmination; acme
      1. The act of consummating; a fulfillment.
      2. A consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment
      3. An end; conclusion; outcome

Synonym Study

  • 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