Meaning of SUMMIT in English


ˈsəmə̇t, usu -ə̇d.+V noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English somette, from Middle French somete, sommete, from Old French, diminutive of sum, som top, summit, from Latin summum, from neuter of summus highest, topmost — more at sum

1. : top , crest , apex , vertex

the summit of a wave

the summit of a column

the summit of a pole


a. : the highest point, ridge, or level of a mountain or other feature : peak

climb to the summit of the mountain

a range with summits over 10,000 feet high

the summit of a plateau

b. : the point of highest elevation reached (as by a road or canal)

stopped at the summit to see the view

c. : the apex of a pyramid

an octahedron with tetrahedral summits


(1) : the highest level of officials ; especially : the diplomatic level of chiefs of state or heads of government

a meeting at the summit

summit conference

summit parley

(2) : a conference of highest-level officials (as chiefs of state or heads of government)

2. : the utmost height : the highest degree : pinnacle

the summit of human fame

confronting him at the summit of his wrath — Anthony Quinton

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