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Etymology 1Edit

From Late Middle English somete, from early Middle French somete, from Old French sommette, somet (compare modern French sommet), a diminutive of som (highest part, top of a hill), from Latin summum.

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summit (plural summits)

  1. (countable) A peak; the topmost point or surface, as of a mountain.
    In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mount Shasta.
  2. (countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.
    They met for an international summit on environmental issues.
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Colloquially summit is used for only the highest point of a mountain, while in mountaineering any point that is higher than surrounding points is a summit, such as the South Summit of Mount Everest. These are distinguished by topographic prominence as subsummits (low prominence) or independent summits (high prominence).

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summit (third-person singular simple present summits, present participle summiting or summitting, simple past and past participle summited or summitted)

  1. (transitive, hiking, climbing, colloquial) To reach the summit of a mountain.
    • 2012, Kenza Moller, "Eyes on the North," Canadian Geographic, vol. 132, no. 4 (July/Aug.) p. 10:
      Of the range's 12 peaks, Mount Saskatchewan is the only one that has yet to be summited.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English *summit, *sumwit, *sumwiht, variant of sum wiht, som wiht (some thing, literally some wight). More at some, wight.

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summit

  1. (Northern England, East Midlands) Something
    I need to get summit to eat.

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summit m (invariable)

  1. summit (gathering of leaders)

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summit

  1. supine of simma. (strong inflection)

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Borrowed from English summit.

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summit

  1. summit
    İnvestitsiä Summitı
    Investment summit

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