Pinnacle definition

pĭnə-kəl
The highest point; the culmination.
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The highest point; culmination; acme.
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To furnish or adorn with pinnacles.
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(architecture) A small turret or spire on a roof or buttress.
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A tall pointed formation, such as a mountain peak.
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To place on or as if on a pinnacle.
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A small turret or spire on a buttress or a supporting pier.
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A pointed formation, as at the top of a mountain; peak.
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To form the pinnacle of.
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To set on a pinnacle.
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(architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
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To put something on a pinnacle.
verb
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To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.

verb
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The pinnacle is the highest point or the greatest success achieved.

An example of pinnacle is when you are promoted to president of the company.

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The highest point.
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A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
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(figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
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To furnish with a pinnacle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pinnacle
Plural:
pinnacles

Origin of pinnacle

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin pinnāculum diminutive of Latin pinna feather pet- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French pinacle, pinnacle, from Late Latin pinnaculum (“a peak, pinnacle"), double diminutive of Latin pinna (“a pinnacle"); see pin.

    From Wiktionary