Definition of summit in English:


Syllabification: sum·mit
Pronunciation: /ˈsəmit


  • 1The highest point of a hill or mountain.
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    • 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.
    (mountain) top, peak, crest, crown, apex, tip, cap, hilltop
  • 1.1The highest attainable level of achievement: the dramas are considered to form one of the summits of world literature
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    • 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.
    acme, peak, height, pinnacle, zenith, climax, high point/spot, highlight, crowning glory, capstone, best, finest, nonpareil
  • 2A meeting between heads of government: [as modifier]: a summit conference
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    • 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.
    meeting, negotiation, conference, talk(s), discussion


late Middle English (in the general sense 'top part'): from Old French somete, from som 'top', from Latin summum, neuter of summus 'highest'.

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