What does climax mean?

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ˈklaɪ mækscli·max

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. climax, flood tide(noun)

    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, culmination(noun)

    the decisive moment in a novel or play

    "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

  3. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, coming(noun)

    the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

  4. climax(noun)

    the most severe stage of a disease

  5. climax(verb)

    arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

  6. culminate, climax(verb)

    end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

    "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

Wiktionary

  1. climax(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  2. climax(Noun)

    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. climax(Noun)

    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. climax(Noun)

    An orgasm.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  5. climax(Noun)

    Ordering of terms in increasing order of importance or magnitude.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  6. climax(Noun)

    Anadiplosis.

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  7. climax(Verb)

    To reach or bring to a climax

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

  8. climax(Verb)

    To orgasm; to reach orgasm

    Etymology: From climax, from κλῖμαξ, from κλίνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Climax(verb)

    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. Climax(verb)

    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. Climax(verb)

    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. 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.

  2. 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.'.

  3. 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

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. A question is a prayer to one's self. 2. Wars prove that the past will destroy the future. 3. The heart of darkness will bestow either holiness or madness. A voice from the depths of the gloomy loneliness of the soul will bestow an amazing observer philosophy. 4. Abstract transformations of chance prove that there is no order and will not even be in high culture. 5. The heart of reality beats in the rhythm of verses and music of beatniks, endless improvisations of opinions are like gloomy but romantic apathy of jazz - these are timid steps to the truth, as if connecting usb wires of the logic of various people, we are connected to eternity in eternal unity, we learn the common self of humanity. Exhaling cigarette smoke looking into the future with black glasses, fear that does not see terror in our eyes, he sees through glasses only courage and courage where we seem to take the last leap into the abyss of inevitability. A ray of light hits in the distance, we go to the end from dawn to dawn, snapping our fingers, we go to the climax of truth coming out of the fog of self-deception, breathing in the air of freedom from illusions, we where there are no screens of annoying instincts and other vices of self-destruction. 6. Advertising is the harshest dictator of values. 7. Accident is communication with reality. 8. Socialization is the slavery of self-deception. 9. Loneliness is music in the soul that voices feelings and emotions permeated by being. The endless quest for meaning in the impasse of fate. Lyrical melodies in the void of consciousness, in the zone of infinite loneliness, the soul of a doomed soul to wander in the inevitability of a timeless sense of eternity. In fearless courage, the adoption of an interdimensional hybrid reality takes place that becomes one from humility. 10. All our values ​​are in memory. 11. Patience like wine, over time you will experience the rich taste of detail. 12. Gene transformation shapes thinking and the future. 13. A lonely person is like the restless soul of reality, an ever wandering spirit in the eternal darkness of despair in the cosmic void of loneliness, meeting the dawns of the twilight of sorrow. 14. Race: smile A race of smiles or a race called: Smile. This is my fantastic race of vision that you see in my many drawings. Their smiles as a symbol of awareness are something absolutely brilliant. 15. Forgiveness is better than eternal anger, which everyone does not care about. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  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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