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What does pinnacle mean?
A pinnacle is the highest point of something, especially success or fame. The pinnacle of a person’s career, for example, is the point at which they are most successful in their field.
In a literal sense, a pinnacle is a tall peak of a mountain.
In architecture, a pinnacle is an upright structure (usually some kind of cone, pyramid, or spire) that rises up from the roof of a building or caps a tower.
Example: Reaching the pinnacle of Sagarmāthā was the pinnacle of my mountaineering career.
Where does pinnacle come from?
The first records of the word pinnacle come from the 1300s. It comes from the late Latin word pinnāculum, meaning “gable” (the triangular part at the peak of a roof), from the Latin pinna, meaning “wing.”
When you reach the pinnacle of a mountain or your career, you are at the highest point—you can’t go any higher. At the pinnacle of a mountain, everything is below you, and it’s all downhill from there, as the saying goes. The same goes for the pinnacle of success or fame, though some people stay on top without ever having to come down.
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How is pinnacle used in real life?
Pinnacle is most often used in a figurative way to discuss the peak of something, like someone’s career, an art form, or an era of film or television.
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) July 24, 2014
Is the Champions League final the display of the pinnacle of ability and craft of the beautiful game? Well-honed teams of players from around the world playing for clubs in the world's top leagues. Can anything else come close?
— Matt Staub (@staubio) August 23, 2020
This is your view from the pinnacle of Austria's Schafberg Mountain… almost 6,000 ft… Phew! pic.twitter.com/Q68YjzlQRV
— Memory Making Vacations (@MyMMVacation) February 5, 2020
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How to use pinnacle in a sentence
Even while he was working at the pinnacle of the financial services world he started non-profits like the Big Shoulders Fund and taught financial literacy.Want a job in tech? Flockjay pitches its sales training service as an on-ramp to tech careers|Jonathan Shieber|January 15, 2021|TechCrunch
Humans are not a treasured creation, or even the pinnacle of evolution.Electrons May Very Well Be Conscious - Issue 94: Evolving|Tam Hunt|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
Schitt’s Creek has risen in the ranks as one of the most popular TV shows of the past decade, reaching its pinnacle at this year’s Emmy awards, where the show swept the comedy category.What ‘Schitt’s Creek’ can teach us about climate action|matthewheimer|December 6, 2020|Fortune
Sometimes, a thriving juggernaut doesn’t tail off — rather, a new competitor knocks the champion off its pinnacle, often during conference realignment.
What’s interesting as I’ve talked to some experts that actually feel that this might indeed be the pinnacle of campaign technology and personalized campaigns because public opinion is really shifting on this.Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power|Anthony Green|October 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Next, he sermonized on the moral failures that caused other “pinnacle nations” throughout history to fall.Ben Carson, Auschwitz, and My High School Graduation|Matt Finkelstein|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From an athletic point of view, James is the pinnacle of human athleticism and fitness.
For those who are obsessed with the popular reality show, the wedding was a pinnacle moment.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were two artists at the pinnacle of their careers combining their respective star powers into one nearly blinding supernova.
The arrival of Woodford Reserve in 1996 was arguably the pinnacle of the small batch movement.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is a pinnacle of human success and of human opinion, on which human foot was never yet permitted to rest.
The minister's eye kept steady to one point; to raise the country he governed, to the utmost pinnacle of earthly grandeur.
I might as well have laid down and gone to sleep on that pinnacle for all the good my waiting and eye-straining did me.
A fifty-mile breeze lashed us spitefully, tugging at our shirt-sleeves and drowning our voices, while we halted on that pinnacle.
As if to prove that he was a true prophet, the herd split against a rocky pinnacle, and on this we stranded.