Meaning of SUMMIT in English

SUMMIT

— summital , adj. — summitless , adj.

/sum"it/ , n.

1. the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.

2. the highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition.

3. the highest state or degree.

4. the highest level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: a meeting at the summit.

5. See summit meeting .

adj.

6. of or pertaining to a summit meeting: summit talks.

v.i.

7. to take part in a summit meeting.

8. to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.

v.t.

9. to reach the summit of.

[ 1425-75; late ME somete som top ( summum, n. use of neut. of summus highest; see SUM) + -ete -ET ]

Syn. 1. peak, pinnacle. 2, 3 . acme, zenith, culmination.

Ant. 1. base.

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