What does apex mean?

Definitions for apexˈeɪ pɛks; ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apex.

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

  3. Origin: [L.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apex

    ā′peks, n. the summit or point: the vertex of a triangle: the culminating point, climax of anything:—pl. Apexes (ā′peks-ez), Apices (ap′i-sēz). [L. apex, the peak of the flamen's cap.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apex in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michele Jawando:

    For a long time in this country we've had a hard time developing a narrative around poverty, around race, so when there are incidents like this that sit at the apex of both, different people are going to have different reactions to that.

  2. Ocean Ramsey:

    They are not mindless man-eating machines, and they are not puppies, they are apex predators and need to be respected for that, we need them for their essential role in the marine environment, keeping ocean ecosystems healthy and in balance.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    One hundred years ago, two officials by the name of Mark Sykes and Francois-George Picot tried to dictate a new order in the Middle East. It was at the apex of the era of colonialism in our era. This effort utterly failed then, and will completely fail today.

  4. Lawrence Kubie:

    Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.

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