pinnacle definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture a tiny turret or spire on a roof or buttress.
    • A tall pointed development, particularly a mountain peak.
    • the best point; the culmination. See Synonyms at summit.
    • The highest point.
    • A tall, sharp and craggy stone or mountain.
    • An all-time extreme; a spot of best accomplishment or success.
    • An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a little spire, -- regularly finish a buttress, to constitute part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles are considered mainly as added body weight, where it is crucial to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
    • Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty top; a pointed summit.
    • A sharp point or top; the very topmost point, as of a mountain.
    • In architecture, any fairly tiny framework (of whatever form, but commonly terminating in a cone or a pyramid) that rises over the roof or coping of a building, or caps a projecting architectural member, particularly a buttress.
    • the best level or level attainable; the greatest phase of development
    • (architecture) a slender upright spire near the top of a buttress of tower
    • a lofty peak
  • verb-transitive:
    • To provide with a pinnacle.
    • to put in or like on a pinnacle.
    • to construct or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
  • verb:
    • to put some thing on a pinnacle
    • to create or provide with a pinnacle or pinnacles
    • raise on or as though on a pinnacle
    • surmount with a pinnacle
  • others:
    • to place a pinnacle or pinnacles on; furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
    • to position on or since on a pinnacle.

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