(noun, verb)


1. (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

Definition categories: man–made, spire, steeple

2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

- ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame

Similar word(s): acme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

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

3. a lofty peak

Definition categories: location, crest, crown, peak, summit, tip, top


1. surmount with a pinnacle

- pinnacle a pediment

Definition categories: stative, surmount

2. raise on or as if on a pinnacle

- He did not want to be pinnacled

Definition categories: motion, elevate, lift, raise