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Definition 1: (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower - [noun denoting artifact]

(pinnacle is a kind of ...) a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

(pinnacle belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 2: a lofty peak - [noun denoting location]

(pinnacle is a kind of ...) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

"the view from the peak was magnificent" "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock" "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

Definition 3: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where pinnacle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pinnacle in the sense of this definition

(pinnacle is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 4: raise on or as if on a pinnacle - [verb of motion]

Samples where pinnacle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He did not want to be pinnacled

(pinnacle is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 5: surmount with a pinnacle - [verb of stative]

Samples where pinnacle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pinnacle a pediment

(pinnacle is a kind of ...) be on top of

"The scarf surmounted the gown"

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