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SUMMIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does summit mean? 

SUMMIT (noun)
  The noun SUMMIT has 3 senses:

1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
2. the top point of a mountain or hill
3. a meeting of heads of governments

  Familiarity information: SUMMIT used as a noun is uncommon.


SUMMIT (verb)
  The verb SUMMIT has 1 sense:

1. reach the summit of a mountain

  Familiarity information: SUMMIT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUMMIT (noun)


Sense 1summit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acme; tiptop; meridian; summit; superlative; pinnacle; height; elevation; peak; top

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("summit" is a kind of...):

degree; level; point; stage (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process)


Sense 2summit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top point of a mountain or hill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

crest; summit; top; peak; tip; crown

Context examples:

the view from the peak was magnificent / they clambered to the summit of Monadnock

Hypernyms ("summit" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "summit"):

brow; hilltop (the peak of a hill)

pinnacle (a lofty peak)

mountain peak (the summit of a mountain)


Sense 3summit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A meeting of heads of governments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

summit meeting; summit

Hypernyms ("summit" is a kind of...):

group meeting; meeting (a formally arranged gathering)


SUMMIT (verb)


Sense 1summit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach the summit of a mountain

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit

Hypernyms (to "summit" is one way to...):

arrive at; attain; gain; hit; make; reach (reach a destination, either real or abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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