Summit definition

sŭmĭt
Frequency:
To climb to the summit.
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(countable) A peak; the top of a mountain.

In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mt. Shasta.

noun
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The highest level of officials; specif., in connection with diplomatic negotiations, the level restricted to heads of government.

A meeting at the summit.

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A conference at the summit.
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(countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.

They met for an international summit on environmental issues.

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(hiking, climbing, colloquial) To reach the summit of a mountain.
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The highest point, part, or elevation; top or apex.
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The highest level, as of government officials.
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A conference or meeting of high-level leaders, usually called to shape a program of action.
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The highest level or degree that can be attained.
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To climb to the summit of (a mountain).
verb
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To climb to the summit of (a mountain)
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The summit is the peak or highest point.

An example of a summit is the top of the mountain.

An example of the summit is the highest point in a person's career.

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Of the heads of government.

A summit parley.

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The highest point or part; the top.
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The highest degree or state; acme.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
summit
Plural:
summits

Origin of summit

  • Middle English somet from Old French sommette diminutive of som top from Latin summum from neuter of summus highest uper in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Late Middle English somete, from early Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, somet (compare modern French sommet), a diminutive of som (“highest part, top of a hill"), from Latin summum.

    From Wiktionary