Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pinnacle

3 senses of pinnacle

Sense 1
pinnacle -- ((architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower)
       => steeple, spire -- (a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top)

Sense 2
acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top -- (the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession")
       => degree, level, stage, point -- (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?")

Sense 3
pinnacle -- (a lofty peak)
       => peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit -- (the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pinnacle

2 senses of pinnacle

Sense 1
pinnacle -- (surmount with a pinnacle; "pinnacle a pediment")
       => surmount -- (be on top of; "The scarf surmounted the gown")

Sense 2
pinnacle -- (raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled")
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

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