end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
bring to a head or to the highest point
"Seurat culminated pointillism"
reach the highest or most decisive point
reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
rise to, or form, a summit
"The helmet culminated in a crest"
Of a heavenly body, to be at the highest point, reach its greatest altitude.
To reach the (physical) summit, highest point, peak etc.
To reach a climax; to come to the decisive point (especially as an end or conclusion).
To finalize, bring to a conclusion, form the climax of.
Origin: Recorded since 1647, from culminatus, the past participle of culminare, from culmen, older form columen, from a Proto-Indo-European base *kel- "to project".
to reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead
to reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc
growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals
Origin: [L. cuimen top or ridge. See Column.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kul′min-āt, v.i. (astron.) to be vertical or at the highest point of altitude: to reach the highest point (with in).—adj. Cul′minant, at its highest point.—n. Culminā′tion, act of culminating: the top: (astron.) transit of a body across the meridian or highest point for the day. [Low L. culmināre, from L. culmen, properly columen, a summit.]
The numerical value of culminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of culminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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