[ suhm-it ]
/ ˈsʌm ɪt /
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.
of or relating to a summit meeting: summit talks.
verb (used without object)
to take part in a summit meeting.
to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.
verb (used with object)
to reach the summit of.
Words nearby summit
Origin of summit
OTHER WORDS FROM summitsum·mit·al, adjectivesum·mit·less, adjectivemin·i·sum·mit, nounpre·sum·mit, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for summiting
/ (ˈsʌmɪt) /
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
Derived forms of summitsummital, adjectivesummitless, adjective
Word Origin for summit
C15: from Old French somet, diminutive of som, from Latin summum; see sum 1
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