Definition of "summit" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The highest possible degree or state; peak or climax (noun)
  • The highest level, importance, or rank (noun)
  • A meeting of chiefs of governments or other high officials (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "summit" in a sentence
  • "Prior to Clinton's economic confab, the term summit had generally been given only to big international meetings or tête-à-têtes between world leaders."
  • "Foreign Minister Yang told journalists Monday that Beijing will this year focus on what he calls "summit diplomacy" this year in a "comprehensive" and "coordinated way"."
  • "It seems that there will be a piece meal set of commitments, but commitments like a marriage, can always be broken … The denial of campaigners such as Friends of the Earth at the summit is another issue that will long be debated after the conference ends."