culminate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To reach the highest point or level; climax: habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility.
    • To come to conclusion; end: several years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
    • Astronomy to attain the greatest point above an observer's horizon. Used of performers and other celestial figures.
    • to achieve its highest point of altitude; to get to the meridian; to-be vertical or straight overhead.
    • to achieve the best point, as of rank, dimensions, power, numbers, etc.
    • to achieve the best point or level; climax: habitual antagonism that culminated in available hostility.
    • to come calmly to completion; end: several years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
    • Astronomy To reach the greatest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.
    • to attain its greatest point of height; to get to the meridian; is vertical or directly overhead.
    • to achieve the greatest point, since rank, dimensions, power, figures, etc.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To bring to the level of best strength or even completion; orgasm: The ceremony culminated an extended week of preparation.
    • to create to the level of greatest strength or to completion; orgasm: The service culminated a lengthy few days of planning.
  • verb:
    • Of a heavenly body, is during the greatest point, reach its biggest altitude.
    • to achieve the (physical) summit, highest point, top etc.
    • to attain a climax; to come to the definitive point (especially as a finish or conclusion).
    • To complete, provide a conclusion, form the orgasm of.
    • provide a head or to the greatest point
    • increase to, or kind, a summit
    • reach the best or most definitive point
    • end, particularly to attain one last or climactic phase
    • reach the highest altitude or perhaps the meridian, of a celestial body
    • Of a heavenly human anatomy, to be at highest point, attain its biggest altitude.
    • to achieve the (bodily) summit, highest point, top an such like.
    • to achieve a climax; to come calmly to the decisive point (especially as an end or summary).
    • To complete, bring to a conclusion, form the climax of.
    • provide a head or even the greatest point
    • increase to, or kind, a summit
    • reach the best or many decisive point
    • end, specifically to attain one last or climactic stage
    • achieve the best altitude or perhaps the meridian, of a celestial human anatomy
  • adjective:
    • Developing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- placed on the development of corals.
    • Developing up, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- put on the rise of corals.
  • others:
    • To come to or be regarding the meridian; be in the greatest point of altitude, as a star, or, in accordance with the usage of astronomers, get to either the greatest and/or least expensive altitude.
    • to attain the best point, apex, or summit, virtually or figuratively.
    • to get to or perhaps from the meridian; be in the best point of height, as a star, or, according to the using astronomers, reach either the highest or perhaps the lowest height.
    • to attain the best point, apex, or summit, literally or figuratively.
  • noun:
    • Developing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth: put on the growth of corals.
    • Developing up, as distinguished from a lateral growth: applied to the rise of corals.

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