summital

summit

[suhm-it]
noun
1.
the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
2.
the highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition.
3.
the highest state or degree.
4.
the highest level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: a meeting at the summit.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to a summit meeting: summit talks.
verb (used without object)
7.
to take part in a summit meeting.
8.
to reach a summit: summited after a 14-hour climb.
verb (used with object)
9.
to reach the summit of.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English somete < Old French, equivalent to som top (< Latin summum, noun use of neuter of summus highest; see sum) + -ete -et

summital, adjective
summitless, adjective
minisummit, noun
presummit, adjective, noun


1. peak, pinnacle. 2, 3. acme, zenith, culmination.


1. base.
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summit (ˈsʌmɪt)
 
n
1.  the highest point or part, esp of a mountain or line of communication; top
2.  the highest possible degree or state; peak or climax: the summit of ambition
3.  the highest level, importance, or rank: a meeting at the summit
4.  a.  a meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials
 b.  (as modifier): a summit conference
 
[C15: from Old French somet, diminutive of som, from Latin summum; see sum1]
 
'summital
 
adj
 
'summitless
 
adj

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summit
1470, from M.Fr. somete, from O.Fr. sommette, dim. of som, sum "highest part, top of a hill," from L. summum, noun use of neut. 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."
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