Summit synonyms and antonyms

sŭm'ĭt

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The highest point of interest, excitement, etc.; climax
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(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.
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(Astronomy) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
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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.
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(Nautical) A platform enclosing the head of each mast of a sailing ship, to which the topmast rigging is attached.
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The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.
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The highest point; peak
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Mature age; full bloom of life.
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The first act of sexual intercourse in a relationship, particularly the first such act following marriage.
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A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
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A base is one of the squares to which a baseball player must run after the player, or a teammate, hits the ball.
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The lowest or least favorable position:
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The definition of climax is the most intense or highest point of something, or an orgasm.
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The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
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The highest point, level, degree, etc.
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The portion of a cut gem above the girdle.
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The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall:
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The time at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky; noon.
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a meeting of heads of governments
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(Geology) A very thin ridge of rock.
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The top or peak of anything
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(Now rare) The stalk or stem of a plant. [from 10th c.]
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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.
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The definition of a nadir is the lowest point.
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The act, event, or time of payment
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(Informal) An adjective used to praise something exceptional.
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The highest point; the summit.
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The sharp tip of an object. [from 14th c.]
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The height thus attained
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To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
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A corner point of a triangle, square, cube, parallelepiped, or other geometric figure bounded by lines, planes, or lines and planes
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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
Find another word for summit. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for summit, like: apex, peak, culmination, mountain, top, high, zenith, acme, consummation, pinnacle and base.