(noun, verb)


1. the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

- the climax of the artist's career

Definition categories: event, juncture, occasion

2. the decisive moment in a novel or play

- the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

Similar word(s): culmination

Definition categories: communication, instant, minute, moment, second

3. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

Similar word(s): coming, orgasm

Definition categories: act, consummation

4. the most severe stage of a disease

Definition categories: state, degree, level, point, stage

5. arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

Definition categories: communication


1. end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

Similar word(s): culminate

Definition categories: change, cease, end, finish, stop, terminate