verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of summit
Synonyms for summit
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Examples from the Web for summit
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
But then the summit gives way to the other side of the hill, and a childlike glee arises from the whooooosh of the descent.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.Save the Date: Women in the World 2015
December 23, 2014
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
December 20, 2014
At the summit, Xi had been front and center, seemingly without peer.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of summit
A stream of water, pure as crystal, flowed along the path, from the summit to the base.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
From the summit of Mount Margaret the view was very extensive.
This afternoon went with Jemmy to the summit of Yeadie, and took a round of angles.
Went with Pierre to the summit of Skirmish Hill, and took angles.
The view from the summit of the hill is commanding and beautiful, but its grape is unique.
- 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."