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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The highest point or part; the top.
  • n. The highest level or degree that can be attained.
  • n. The highest level, as of government officials.
  • n. A conference or meeting of high-level leaders, usually called to shape a program of action.
  • transitive v. To climb to the summit of (a mountain).
  • intransitive v. To climb to the summit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a peak; the top of a mountain
  • n. a gathering or assembly of leaders
  • v. To reach the summit of a mountain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The top; the highest point.
  • n. The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme.
  • n. The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The highest point; the top; the apex.
  • n. The highest point or degree; the utmost elevation; the maximum; the climax.
  • n. In mathematics: A point of a polyhedron where three or more surfaces (generally planes) meet.
  • n. A point at which a penultimate curve cuts two coincident parts of the same degenerate curve.
  • n. In bivalves, the highest part of the shell; the region in which the hinge is situated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
  • v. reach the summit (of a mountain)
  • n. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • n. a meeting of heads of governments

Etymologies

Middle English somet, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, top, from Latin summum, from neuter of summus, highest; see uper in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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