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noun sum·mit \ˈsə-mət\

Simple Definition of summit

  • : the highest point of a mountain : the top of a mountain

  • : the highest level

  • : a meeting or series of meetings between the leaders of two or more governments

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of summit

  1. 1 :  top, apex; especially :  the highest point :  peak

  2. 2 :  the topmost level attainable <the summit of human fame>

  3. 3a :  the highest level of officials; especially :  the diplomatic level of heads of governmentb :  a conference of highest-level officials (as heads of government) <an economic summit>

Examples of summit in a sentence

  1. The mountain range has summits over 10,000 feet high.

  2. The climbers failed to reach the summit.

  3. Leaders of several nations attended the economic summit.

  4. A summit on global warming was held that year.



Origin and Etymology of summit

Middle English somete, from Anglo-French sumet, diminutive of sum top, from Latin summum, neuter of summus highest — more at sum


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of summit

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable <at the summit of the Victorian social scene>. peak suggests the highest among other high points <an artist working at the peak of her powers>. pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height <the pinnacle of worldly success>. climax implies the highest point in an ascending series <the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions>. apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge <the apex of Dutch culture>. acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing <a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty>. culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective <the culmination of years of effort>.

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summit

intransitive verb sum·mit

Definition of summit

  1. 1 :  to participate in a summit conference

  2. 2 :  to climb to the summit <summited on May 29>



1972

First Known Use of summit

1972

Rhymes with summit


SUMMIT Defined for Kids

summit

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noun sum·mit \ˈsə-mət\

Definition of summit for Students

  1. :  the highest point (as of a mountain) :  top





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