Definitions for apexˈeɪ pɛks; ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•pexˈeɪ pɛks; ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-(n.)(pl.)a•pex•es, a•pi•ces

  1. the highest point; vertex; summit.

  2. the tip or point:

    the apex of the tongue.

  3. climax; peak:

    the apex of a career.

Origin of apex:

1595–1605; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vertex, peak, apex, acme(noun)

    the highest point (of something)

    "at the peak of the pyramid"

  2. apex, solar apex, apex of the sun's way(noun)

    the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars


  1. apex(Noun)

    The highest point of something.

    the apex of the building

  2. apex(Noun)

    The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.

    the apex of civilization

  3. apex(Noun)

    The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).

  4. apex(Noun)

    The pointed end of something.

  5. apex(Noun)

    The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

  6. apex(Noun)

    The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.

  7. apex(Noun)

    The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apex(noun)

    the tip, top, point, or angular summit of anything; as, the apex of a mountain, spire, or cone; the apex, or tip, of a leaf

  2. Apex(noun)

    the end or edge of a vein nearest the surface


  1. Apex

    Town of Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina and a suburb of Raleigh. The population was 37,486 according to the 2010 census.

Translations for apex

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the highest point or tip (of something)

the apex of a triangle; the apex of a person's career.

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