Simple Definition of acme
: the highest point of something
Full Definition of acme
: the highest point or stage; also : one that represents perfection of the thing expressed
Examples of acme
His fame was at its acme.
<the acme of their basketball season was their hard-won victory over last year's state champs>
Origin of acme
Greek akmē point, highest point — more at edge
First Known Use: 1620
Synonym Discussion of acme
Medical Definition of acme
: the highest or most critical point or stage (as of growth or development)
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