I. noun Etymology: Middle English somete, from Anglo-French sumet, diminutive of sum top, from Latin summum, neuter of summus highest — more at sum Date: 15th century 1. top, apex; especially the highest point ; peak 2. the topmost level attainable <
the summit of human fame
3. a. the highest level of officials; especially the diplomatic level of heads of government b. a conference of highest-level officials (as heads of government) <
an economic summit
Synonyms: 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
. II. intransitive verb Date: 1972 1. to participate in a summit conference 2. to climb to the summit <
summited on May 29

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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