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summit meeting

Definition:

a meeting of heads of governments

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

summit meetings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

summit

Etymology:

Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, sum "highest...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

summit | summit conference | summit meeting | top [synonym, sense-specific] | summital [adjective, derived]

the highest point or part, especially of a mountain or line of communication; top | the highest possible degree or state; peak or climax | the highest ... (25 of 488 words, 5 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

summit [countable] | summits [plural] | summit meeting

"summit" or "summit meeting": a meeting or series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries | the top of a mountain | the highest level of ... (26 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/summit

Random House Dictionary:

summit meeting | summit [synonym, sense-specific] | summit conference [synonym, sense-specific]

a meeting or conference of heads of state, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations and ease international tensions. | any meeting or conference ... (21 of 35 words, 2 definitions)

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Wikipedia:

Summit

a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. In terms of elevation opposite to it are foothills. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak", and... (42 of 415 words, 2 images)

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Summit (disambiguation)

the highest point of a mountain, hill, road, or railway. The term may also refer to: Summit, Arizona | Summit, Arkansas | Summit, California (disambiguation) Summit, Butte County, California | Summit, Kern County, California | Summit, Plumas County, ... (34 of 430 words, 46 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

summit [entry 1, noun] | peak [synonym, sense-specific] | top [synonym, sense-specific] | apex [synonym, sense-specific] | acme [synonym, sense-specific] | apogee [synonym, sense-specific] | capstone [synonym, sense-specific] | climax [synonym, sense-specific] | crescendo [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"top", "apex" ; especially, the highest point; "peak" | the topmost level attainable | the highest level of officials ; especially, the diplomatic ... (21 of 324 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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summit [entry 2, verb]

to participate in a summit conference | to climb to the summit (11 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/summit show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

summit

the highest point of a hill or mountain | the highest attainable level of achievement | a meeting between heads of government (20 of 103 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/summit

American Heritage Dictionary:

summit | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle] | summits [3rd-person singular present]

The highest point or part; the top. | The highest level or degree that can be attained. | The highest level, as of government officials. | A ... (24 of 87 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

summit

the highest point, part, or elevation; top or apex | the highest degree or state; acme | [United States] ; the highest level of officials; ... (23 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/summit

Wiktionary:

summit | summits [plural] | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle] | acme [synonym, sense-specific] | apex [synonym, sense-specific] | peak [synonym, sense-specific]

[countable] a peak; the top of a mountain | [countable] a gathering or assembly of leaders | [transitive, hiking, climbing] To reach the summit of a mountain. (25 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/summit

Cambridge Dictionary:

summit [entry 1]

an important formal meeting between leaders of governments from two or more countries (13 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/summit 1

summit [entry 2] | the summit

the highest point of a mountain | "the summit": the highest, most successful or most important point in something (18 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/summit 2

Encarta Dictionary:

summit | summits [plural] | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle] | summit conference [politics, sense-specific, noun] | summit conferences [politics, sense-specific, noun, plural]

a meeting between heads of government or other high-ranking officials to discuss a matter of great importance | the highest point or top of something, ... (24 of 117 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716879​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

summit

First use: late 15th century

Origin: Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, sum "highest part, top of a hill", from Latin summum, ... (23 of 53 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

summit | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle] | summits [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English somet, from Old French sommette, diminutive of som, top, from Latin summum, from neuter of ... (17 of 24 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

summit

Origin: late Middle English (in the general sense "top part"): from Old French somete, from som "top", from Latin summum, neuter of summus "highest"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/summit

New World Dictionary:

summit

Origin: Middle English sommete from Old French, diminutive of som, summit from Latin summum, highest part from summus, highest: see "sum"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/summit

Collins Dictionary:

summit

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French somet, diminutive of som, from Latin summum; see sum1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/summit

Merriam-Webster:

summit [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English somete, from Anglo-French sumet, diminutive of sum top, from Latin summum, neuter of summus highest

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Encarta Dictionary:

summit | summits [plural] | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French sommete, sumet "small top" from som, sum "top" from Latin summum, neuter of summus "highest"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716879​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

summit | summits [plural] | summited [past tense] | summiting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "summit"

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Collins Dictionary:

summit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "summit"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/summit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

summit [countable] | summits [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "summit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/summit

Macmillan American Dictionary:

summit [countable] | summits [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "summit"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

summit [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "summit"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "summit"

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the Free Dictionary:

summit

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Google Dictionary:

summit | summits [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "summit"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

summit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "summit"

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YourDictionary Audio:

summit

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