Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The highest point, as of achievement or development: synonym: summit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The top or highest point; the furthest point attained; the utmost reach.
  • noun The maturity or perfection of an animal.
  • noun In medicine: The height or crisis of a disease. Another, and probably the correct, form of acne.
  • noun In zoology, a genus of land-shells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The top or highest point; the culmination.
  • noun (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease.
  • noun Mature age; full bloom of life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination.
  • noun medicine The crisis or height of a disease.
  • noun Mature age; full bloom of life. - Ben Jonson

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

  • noun the highest point (of something)
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

Etymologies

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

[Greek akmē; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek ἀκμή (akmē, "point, top").

Examples

  • Along with his hopes of making Astana a world-class capital, Nazarbayev has also proposed the creation of a new universal currency, called the akmetal from the Greek word acme to replace the dollar in international commerce, a sort of monetary Esperanto.

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  • He first called for the creation of a worldwide currency, to be called "acmetal" - a combination of "acme," a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and "capital" - in an article published last month.

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  • He first called for the creation of a worldwide currency, to be called "acmetal" - a combination of "acme," a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and "capital" - in an article published last month.

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  • He first called for the creation of a world-wide currency, to be called "acmetal" _ a combination of "acme," a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and "capital" _ in an article published last month.

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  • He first called for the creation of a worldwide currency, to be called "acmetal" - a combination of "acme," a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and "capital" - in an article published last month.

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  • He first called for the creation of a worldwide currency, to be called "acmetal" - a combination of "acme," a Greek word meaning the peak or the best, and "capital" - in an article published last month.

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  • The Original Acme Catalog

    April 15, 2007

  • Does anybody else hear acme and think anvil?

    June 20, 2007

  • I'm afraid I hear acme and think acne.. . always have

    June 20, 2007

  • I hear acme and think Wile E. Coyote. ;-)

    June 20, 2007