- the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
- the highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition.
- the highest state or degree.
- the highest level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: a meeting at the summit.
- summit meeting.
- of or relating to a summit meeting: summit talks.
- to take part in a summit meeting.
- to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.
- to reach the summit of.
Origin of summit
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Examples from the Web for summited
Not only had she summited Everest five times, but she had also made an effort to know the sherpas who fix ropes on the mountain.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are famous Russian “roofers” who have summited iconic buildings around the world.The Craziest Skyscraper Climbers in the World (Video)
The Daily Beast Video
March 21, 2014
- the highest point or part, esp of a mountain or line of communication; top
- the highest possible degree or state; peak or climaxthe summit of ambition
- the highest level, importance, or ranka meeting at the summit
- a meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials
- (as modifier)a summit conference
Word Origin and History for summited
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."