- the tip, point, or vertex; summit.
- climax; peak; acme: His election to the presidency was the apex of his career.
- Astronomy. solar apex.
Origin of apex
- a type of international air fare offering reduced rates for extended stays that are booked in advance.
Origin of APEX
Related Words for apexculmination, pinnacle, apogee, cusp, acme, zenith, point, climax, tip, crown, maximum, roof, height, vertex, summit, peak, spire, crest, meridian, tops
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Contemporary Examples of apex
But the KKK actually reached its apex of influence during the 1920s.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock
August 17, 2014
He died at the apex, after one of the best rides of his life, in the oldest rodeo.The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy
May 11, 2014
Its placing at the apex of British life is itself a little nuts, as the Ovation series shows.The Cult of Royal Porn
April 26, 2014
The Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which opens today, is where Southern culture achieves an apex.The Cradle of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Endlessly Rocking
April 25, 2014
It allows us to see ourselves as the apex of history, the culmination of an inevitable, upward surge of improvement.How ‘Cosmos’ Bungles the History of Religion and Science
March 23, 2014
Historical Examples of apex
Researches in the direction of the apex have not been made recently.
With the pointer in his hand he touched the star at the apex of the fir.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
The diskoid was the apex, the spreading base all of Great New York.Slaves of Mercury
The French did not plan to make an attack on the salient at its apex.
Aubers is at the apex of one; and Illies at the apex of the other.
- the highest point; vertex
- the pointed end or tip of something
- a pinnacle or high point, as of a career, etc
- Also called: solar apex astronomy the point on the celestial sphere, lying in the constellation Hercules, towards which the sun appears to move at a velocity of 20 kilometres per second relative to the nearest stars
Word Origin for apex
- Advance Purchase Excursion: a reduced airline or long-distance rail fare that must be paid a specified number of days in advance
- (in Britain) Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical, and Computer Staff
c.1600, from Latin apex "summit, peak, tip, top, extreme end;" probably related to apere "to fasten, fix," hence "the tip of anything" (one of the meanings in Latin was "small rod at the top of the flamen's cap"), from PIE *ap- "to take, reach." Proper plural is apices.
- The pointed end of a conical or pyramidal structure.
- The highest point, especially the vertex of a triangle, cone, or pyramid.