What does summit mean?

Definitions for summit
ˈsʌm ɪtsum·mit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, topnoun

    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, summitnoun

    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 meetingverb

    a meeting of heads of governments

  4. summit, breastverb

    reach the summit (of a mountain)

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


  1. summitnoun

    a peak; the top of a mountain

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

  2. summitnoun

    a gathering or assembly of leaders

    They met for an international summit on environmental issues.

  3. summitverb

    To reach the summit of a mountain.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Summitnoun

    The top; the utmost height.

    Etymology: summitas, Lat.

    Have I fall’n or no?
    ———— From the dread summit of this chalky bourn!
    Look up a-height, the shrill-gorg’d lark so far
    Cannot be seen or heard. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Ætna’s heat, that makes the summit glow,
    Enriches all the vales below. Jonathan Swift.


  1. summit

    A summit can refer to the highest point of a hill or mountain, often referred to as a peak. In a broader context, it can also describe a formal meeting or conference between leaders or heads of governments, usually intended for discussing and solving crucial issues or matters of high importance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summitnoun

    the top; the highest point

  2. Summitnoun

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

  3. Summitnoun

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

  4. Etymology: [F. sommet, dim. of OF. som, sum, top, from L. summum, from summus highest. See Sum, n.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Summit

    sum′it, n. the highest point or degree: the top.—adj. Summ′itless, having no summit or top.—n. Summ′it-lev′el, the highest level. [O. Fr. som, the top of a hill—L. summum, highest.]

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Summit is ranked #36838 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Summit surname appeared 606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Summit.

    88.9% or 539 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 34 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of summit in a Sentence

  1. Kim Jong:

    If the atmosphere and environment is there, there is no reason not to hold a high-level summit (with South Korea).

  2. Adrian Ballinger:

    We saw close to 100 other climbers also moving into camp getting ready to summit on May 23, to me as a guide, there's no way I would send my team up with 100 other climbers into the' death zone' above 26,000 feet.

  3. Joe Biden:

    The Indo-Pacific is an Indo-Pacific that is free and open, stable and prosperous, and resilient and secure. It’s what we’re all seeking.And that’s why I asked [Vice] President Harris to travel to the region last August, and that’s why, last October, at our virtual summit, I announced $100 million to support — for programs to strengthen U.S.-ASEAN cooperation.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The U.S. commitment to that pledge is ironclad, the president renewed that commitment just two weeks ago today when he traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the NATO summit.

  5. Euan Graham:

    It was an airborne middle finger to Trump and Xi before they sit down for their summit.

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