American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The highest point, as of achievement or development: reached the acme of her career. See Synonyms at summit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The top or highest point; the furthest point attained; the utmost reach.
- n. The maturity or perfection of an animal.
- n. In medicine: The height or crisis of a disease. Another, and probably the correct, form of acne.
- n. In zoology, a genus of land-shells.
- n. The top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination.
- n. medicine The crisis or height of a disease.
- n. Mature age; full bloom of life. - Ben Jonson
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The top or highest point; the culmination.
- n. (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease.
- n. Mature age; full bloom of life.
- n. the highest point (of something)
- n. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
- From Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmē, "point, top"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek akmē; see ak- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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