Definitions for summitˈsʌm ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sum•mitˈsʌm ɪt(n.)

  1. the highest point or part, as of a hill; top; apex.

  2. the highest point of attainment:

    the summit of one's ambition.

  3. the highest state or degree; acme; zenith.

  4. the highest level of diplomatic or other government officials:

    negotiations at the summit.

    Category: Government

  5. a conference between heads of state or other top-level government officials.

    Category: Government

  6. (v.t.)to reach the summit of.

    Category: Sport

  7. (v.i.)to reach a summit:

    summited after a 14-hour climb.

    Category: Sport

Origin of summit:

1425–75; late ME somete < OF, =som top (< L summum, n. use of neut. of summus highest; see sum ) +-ete -et


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit(noun)

    the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

  3. summit, summit meeting(verb)

    a meeting of heads of governments

  4. summit, breast(verb)

    reach the summit (of a mountain)

    "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. summit(noun)ˈsʌm ɪt

    a meeting of leaders from different groups or countries

    to hold a summit on economic affairs

  2. summitˈsʌm ɪt

    the top of a mountain

    He died just meters from the summit.


  1. summit(Noun)

    a peak; the top of a mountain

    In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mt. Shasta.

  2. summit(Noun)

    a gathering or assembly of leaders

    They met for an international summit on environmental issues.

  3. summit(Verb)

    To reach the summit of a mountain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summit(noun)

    the top; the highest point

  2. Summit(noun)

    the highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame

  3. Summit(noun)

    the most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated


  1. Summit

    Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 21,457, reflecting an increase of 326 from the 21,131 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,374 from the 19,757 counted in the 1990 Census. Summit had the 16th-highest per capita income in the state as of the 2000 Census. What is now the city of Summit was incorporated as Summit Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1869, from portions of New Providence Township and Springfield Township. Summit was reincorporated as a city on March 8, 1899. The town's name may refer to its position atop the Second Watchung Mountain; it may also refer to Summit Lodge, the house to which jurist James Kent moved in 1837 and which stands today at 50 Kent Place Boulevard; or to a local sawmill owner who granted passage to the Morris and Essex Railroad for a route to "the summit of the Short Hills".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. summit

    The highest altitude above mean sea level that a projectile reaches in its flight from the gun to the target; the algebraic sum of the maximum ordinate and the altitude of the gun.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'summit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3680

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'summit' in Nouns Frequency: #1488

Anagrams of summit

  1. mutism

Translations for summit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a conference etc) at the highest level of international negotiation, at which heads of state meet for discussion.

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