- 1The highest point of a hill or mountain: she climbed back up the path towards the summitMore example sentences
- The land rises abruptly to highland ridges with mountain summits as high as 3000 feet.
- There may be more spectacular mountains offering unforeseen horizons at their summits, but Blue Hill is an effortless peak to climb.
- Imperceptibly descending towards the mountain summit, it cast the land in an array of shadows.
- 1.1The highest attainable level of achievement: the dramas are considered to form one of the summits of world literatureMore example sentences
- Many Scots seem happy to go along with the joke that the deep-fried Mars bar is the summit of our culinary achievements.
- Who can you think of from the ranks of top scientists who also achieved the summit in literature?
- No longer should the summit of civil service achievement be seen as the writing of a good policy minute.
- 2A meeting between heads of government: two binding treaties were agreed at the summit [as modifier]: a summit meetingMore example sentences
- Windhoek promotes it self as an African destination for meetings, conferences, summits, seminars or conventions.
- The catalyst for the establishment of such conferences will normally come from a summit meeting of the European Council.
- The 1992 Rio Conference turned out to be one of the biggest summit meetings ever held.
late Middle English (in the general sense 'top part'): from Old French somete, from som 'top', from Latin summum, neuter of summus 'highest'.