Associations to the word «Pinnacle»


PINNACLE, noun. The highest point.
PINNACLE, noun. A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
PINNACLE, noun. (figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
PINNACLE, noun. (architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
PINNACLE, verb. To put something on a pinnacle
PINNACLE, verb. To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles

Dictionary definition

PINNACLE, noun. (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower.
PINNACLE, noun. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession".
PINNACLE, noun. A lofty peak.
PINNACLE, verb. Surmount with a pinnacle; "pinnacle a pediment".
PINNACLE, verb. Raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled".

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