Origin of acmeClassical Greek akm?, a point, top, age of maturity from Indo-European base an unverified form a?-: see acid
The definition of an acme is the apex or highest point of achievement.
An example of acme would be the top of a mountain.
The highest point, as of achievement or development: reached the acme of her career. See Synonyms at summit.
Origin of acmeGreek akmē ; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmē, “point, top”).
- (fiction) A generic large company or corporation.
- The succeeding century Brought the Empire to the acme of its power, until Henry III.
- The whole universe, however, was incomplete, and did not receive its finishing stroke till man was formed, who is the acme of the creation and the microcosm.
- It first became a flourishing place under the Normans and during the crusades, but attained the acme of its prosperity as a seat of trade with the East under the Angevin princes.
- The quarrel with the margraves, however, did not interfere with the growth of the town's prosperity, which reached its acme in the 16th century.
- Just as "Uncle's" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight.