Definitions for PINNACLEˈpɪn ə kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pin•na•cleˈpɪn ə kəl(n.; v.)-cled, -cling.
(n.)a lofty peak.
the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.
any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock.
a relatively small upright structure, commonly terminating in a pyramid or cone, rising above a roof or coping or capping a tower or buttress.
(v.t.)to place on or as if on a pinnacle.
to form a pinnacle on; crown.
Origin of pinnacle:
1300–50; ME pinacle < MF < LL pinnāculum gable = L pinn(a) raised part of a parapet, lit., wing, feather +-āculum; see tabernacle
(architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)
the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
"his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
a lofty peak
surmount with a pinnacle
"pinnacle a pediment"
raise on or as if on a pinnacle
"He did not want to be pinnacled"
The highest point.
A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success
to put something on a pinnacle
an architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc
anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit
to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
Translations for PINNACLE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tall thin spire built on the roof of a church, castle etc.
- هَرَم في أعْلى الكَنيسَهArabic
- островърха куличкаBulgarian
- pináculoPortuguese (BR)
- die ZinneGerman
- πυραμιδοειδής κατασκευήGreek
- برجستگی کوچک یا برجکFarsi
- šiljak, šiljast ukrasni tornjićCroatian
- (torņa) smaileLatvian
- murtind, spissøyleNorwegian
- برجستگی کوچک یا برجکPersian
- مناره ، دګنبدى څوكه لوړه څوكه ، هسكه څوكهPashto
- turn cu vârf ascuţitRomanian
- šiljasta kulaSerbian
- takspira, tinne småtornSwedish
- sivri süsleme kulesiTurkish
- (教堂或城堡上的)尖塔Chinese (Trad.)
- шпиляста вежа, шпіцUkrainian
- tháp nhọn để trang trí nhà thờ, lâu đàiVietnamese
- （教堂等屋顶上的）小尖塔Chinese (Simp.)
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