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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)

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.

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."