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English noun: pinnacle

1. pinnacle (artifact) (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower


Broader (hypernym)spire, steeple


Domain categoryarchitecture

2. pinnacle (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsacme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, summit, superlative, tiptop, top


Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

3. pinnacle (location) a lofty peak


Broader (hypernym)crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top


English verb: pinnacle

1. pinnacle (stative) surmount with a pinnacle


SamplesPinnacle a pediment.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)surmount

2. pinnacle (motion) raise on or as if on a pinnacle


SamplesHe did not want to be pinnacled.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise









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