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Definitions for climax
ˈklaɪ mækscli·max

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. climax, flood tidenoun

    the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

    "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"

  2. climax, culminationnoun

    the decisive moment in a novel or play

    "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

  3. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, comingnoun

    the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

  4. climaxnoun

    the most severe stage of a disease

  5. climaxverb

    arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

  6. culminate, climaxverb

    end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

    "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

Wiktionary

  1. climaxnoun

    The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series; a culmination

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  2. climaxnoun

    The turning point in a plot or in dramatic action, especially one marking a change in the protagonist's affairs.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  3. climaxnoun

    A stage of ecological development in which a community of organisms, is stable and capable of perpetuating itself.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  4. climaxnoun

    An orgasm.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  5. climaxnoun

    Ordering of terms in increasing order of importance or magnitude.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  6. climaxnoun

    Anadiplosis.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  7. climaxverb

    To reach or bring to a climax

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  8. climaxverb

    To orgasm; to reach orgasm

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Climaxverb

    upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ladder, staircase, fr. to make to bend, to lean. See Ladder, Lean, v. i.]

  2. Climaxverb

    a figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ladder, staircase, fr. to make to bend, to lean. See Ladder, Lean, v. i.]

  3. Climaxverb

    the highest point; the greatest degree

    Etymology: [L., from Gr. ladder, staircase, fr. to make to bend, to lean. See Ladder, Lean, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Climax

    klī′maks, n. (rhet.) the arranging of the particulars of a portion of a discourse so as to rise in strength to the last: the last term of the rhetorical arrangement: a culmination.—v.i. to ascend in a climax: to culminate.—adjs. Climact′ic, -al, pertaining to a climax.—adv. Climact′ically. [Gr. klimax, a ladder—from klinein, to slope.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of climax in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of climax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of climax in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Death is not actually the worst thing that can happen to any human or anybody. Rather, it is one of the best things that can happen to any human or anyone. Yes! you heard me right as ever, come to think of it (death) logically. If there is no death here (on earth) those who are going through misery, difficulty, hardship or poverty would keep on experiencing it forever or endlessly. Moreover, if there is no death here (on earth) those who are living life of affluence or luxury would keep on enjoying it forever or endlessly. That is to say, death serves or works as a breaking point between the life of affluence (luxury) and life of adversity (misfortune). Besides that, it (death) terminates the severity, acuteness, excessiveness, intensity or climax of everything and everyone. That is that, QED. -Emeasoba George

  2. Zhong Nanshan:

    It is very difficult to definitely estimate when the outbreak reaches its peak. But I think in one week or about 10 days, it will reach the climax and then there will be no large-scale increases.

  3. The Weeknd:

    ' House of Balloons' literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes, i heard' Climax,' that Usher song, and was like,' Holy f —, that's a Weeknd song.'.

  4. Gynecological Endocrinology:

    Some women retain the ability to masturbate and climax across menopause because of higher androgen levels but maybe their sexual function with a partner is impaired due to many other reasons.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    God is less concerned with just taking you to the next level of your career/business. Guess what? He is more concerned with taking you to the highest level of your career/business i.e. the peak/climax. But mind you, what he (God) asks for is an unfailing patience.

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