[ UK /sˈʌmɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈsəmət, ˈsəmɪt/ ]
  1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    at the height of her career
    the peak of perfection
    his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    at the top of his profession
    summer was at its peak
    ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    the summit of his ambition
    the artist's gifts are at their acme
  2. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    the view from the peak was magnificent
    the region is a few molecules wide at the summit
  3. a meeting of heads of governments
  1. reach the summit (of a mountain)
    Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit
    They breasted the mountain
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How To Use summit In A Sentence

  • The general turned his gaze from one person to the other present at the summit meeting.
  • Finance ministers and central bankers from the G-20 advanced and developing nations are meeting in South Korea Friday and Saturday to prepare for a summit of G-20 leaders next month. Japan Calls for Currency-Market Cooperation
  • He won the summit in the thick of howling wind and driving snow, providentially stumbling upon Trust
  • He used a specially-arranged series of interviews during the Commonwealth summit yesterday to mount a stout defence of his position.
  • There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.
  • The hikers start in tropical rainforest territory and travel through moorlands, alpine meadows and glaciers on the summit.
  • The exhilaration of a mountain summit or the thrill of abseiling into a gorge are experiences that will stay with them. Times, Sunday Times
  • The description aptly described the new diplomacy of detente emerging from the 1972 super-power summit.
  • In a series of calls, he made clear that Britain would retain the referendum option and that he did not want to prejudice next week's crisis talks at a Brussels summit.
  • Far away on the summit of every green hill may be descried the red-roofed hut, or buron, of the cheese-maker. The Roof of France
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