What does PINNACLE mean?

Definitions for PINNACLEˈpɪn ə kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinnacle(noun)

    (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

  2. 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"

  3. pinnacle(verb)

    a lofty peak

  4. pinnacle(verb)

    surmount with a pinnacle

    "pinnacle a pediment"

  5. pinnacle(verb)

    raise on or as if on a pinnacle

    "He did not want to be pinnacled"


  1. pinnacle(Noun)

    The highest point.

  2. pinnacle(Noun)

    A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.

  3. pinnacle(Noun)

    An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success

  4. pinnacle(Verb)

    to put something on a pinnacle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pinnacle(noun)

    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

  2. Pinnacle(noun)

    anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit

  3. Pinnacle(verb)

    to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles

  4. Origin: [OE. pinacle, F. pinacle, L. pinnaculum, fr. pinna pinnacle, feather. See Pin a peg.]


  1. Pinnacle

    A pinnacle is an architectural ornament originally forming the cap or crown of a buttress or small turret, but afterwards used on parapets at the corners of towers and in many other situations. The pinnacle looks like a small spire. It was mainly used in Gothic architecture. The pinnacle had two purposes: ⁕Ornamental – adding to the loftiness and verticity of the structure. They sometimes ended with statues, such as in Milan Cathedral. ⁕Structural – the pinnacles were very heavy and often rectified with lead, in order to enable the flying buttresses to contain the stress of the structure vaults and roof. This was done by adding compressive stress to the thrust vector and thus shifting it downwards rather than sideway.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PINNACLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PINNACLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I am committed to getting back to the pinnacle of my game.

  2. Nigel Owens:

    I'd love to do the final, the pinnacle of anybody's career.

  3. J. K. Rowling:

    Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.

  4. Thomas Wolfe:

    You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

  5. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga:

    Today was really the pinnacle of the commitment of the people of this country, a country faced with so many challenges.

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