verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- summit meeting,
Origin of summit
Examples from the Web for summit
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But then the summit gives way to the other side of the hill, and a childlike glee arises from the whooooosh of the descent.
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.
The next time all the presidents from North and South America meet will be at the Summit of the Americas in Panama in April.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the summit, Xi had been front and center, seemingly without peer.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had scarcely reached the summit of the headland when I heard a cry of pain.The Passion for Life|Joseph Hocking
On the summit of a height called Mostyn mountain, is a monumental stone denominated Maen Achwynfan (the stone of lamentation).
Our young couple did not visit the crater and the Summit until the sun had lost most of its power.The Crater|James Fenimore Cooper
This was a something which caught our eyes as we struck the summit of a small hill—a red glow, a good way off.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
When the foremost ranks had nearly reached the summit, a sudden silence stifled the musketry.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
- a meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials
- (as modifier)a summit conference
Word Origin for summit
late 15c., from Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, sum "highest part, top of a hill," from Latin summum, noun use of neuter of summus "highest," related to super "over" (see super-). The meaning "meeting of heads of state" (1950) is from Winston Churchill's metaphor of "a parley at the summit."