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pinnacle

pin·na·cle

pinnacle

 
 
pronunciation:
pI n kl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the highest point or part of anything; apex; summit.
The pinnacle of the mountain is a thousand feet above the valley.The hula hoop was then at its pinnacle of popularity.
synonyms:
acme, apex, apogee, climax, meridian, peak, summit, top, vertex, zenith
similar words:
crown, head, height, maximum
definition 2: any tall object that comes to a point, such as a mountain or rock formation.
Their goal was to climb to the top of the pinnacle.
synonyms:
peak
similar words:
point
definition 3: a small tower, steeple, or other pointed architectural element.
A flag was flying from the pinnacle of the castle.
synonyms:
spire, steeple, tower
similar words:
belfry, gable, obelisk, pyramid, ziggurat
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pinnacled, pinnacles, pinnacling
definition 1: to provide with or as if with a pinnacle.
synonyms:
cap, top
similar words:
crown, tip
definition 2: to put above all else, on or as if on a pinnacle; exalt.
synonyms:
exalt
similar words:
elevate, glorify, idealize, idolize, pedestal