Meaning of SUMMIT in English


sum ‧ mit /ˈsʌmət, ˈsʌmɪt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: somete , from sum 'top' , from Latin summum , from summus ; ⇨ ↑ sum 1 ]

1 . an important meeting or set of meetings between the leaders of several governments:

the European summit

The two presidents agreed to hold a summit in the spring.

a five-nation summit meeting

2 . the top of a mountain ⇨ peak

summit of

Many people have now reached the summit of Mount Everest.

3 . the summit of something formal the greatest amount or highest level of something SYN peak :

His election as President represented the summit of his career.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.