Definition of “summit” - English Dictionary

“summit” in British English

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summitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌm.ɪt/ us /ˈsʌm.ɪt/

summit noun [ C ] (HIGHEST POINT)

C1 the highest point of a mountain:

On this day in 1784, Dr Michel Paccard and Jacques Balmat reached the summit of Mont Blanc.
the summit

the highest, most successful, or most important point in something:

I certainly haven't reached the summit of my career.

(Definition of “summit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“summit” in American English

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summitnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌm·ɪt/

summit noun [ C ] (TOP)

the top or highest point, esp. of a mountain:

We climbed to the summit of Mount Rainier.

summit noun [ C ] (MEETING)

a meeting of government leaders from several countries:

The economic summit did not accomplish all that the President had hoped it would.

(Definition of “summit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“summit” in Business English

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summitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌmɪt/ us MEETINGS, POLITICS

a very important meeting between government leaders from different countries:

EU leaders will debate the draft constitution at a summit in Greece next month.
call/convene/hold a summit The executive secretary has called a summit of global leaders to address the problem.
attend/organize/host a summit South Africa hosts a summit this weekend aimed at countering the devastating effects of the HIV pandemic.

(Definition of “summit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)