Definitions of acme

  1. the highest level or degree attainable; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The top or highest point; the culmination. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The crisis or height of a disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Mature age; full bloom of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The top; the highest point; the crisis of a disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. 1. The period of greatest intensity of a fever or of any symptom. 2. Acne. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Crisis or extreme condition of a disease. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. The top or highest point: the crisis, as of a disease. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The highest point, or summit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The highest point or summit; perfection; climax. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The highest point attained; the prime; the crisis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The highest point; the top; maturity or perfection; the height or crisis of a disease. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. [Greek] The highest point attained, or prime, in phylogeny and ontogeny; cf. epacme, paracme. na
  15. /ak'mee/ 1. A Company that Makes Everything.The canonical imaginary business. Possibly also derivedfrom the word "acme" meaning "highest point".2. A program for MS-DOS.[What does it do?] foldoc_fs
  16. ak'm[=e], n. the top or highest point: the culmination or perfection in the career of anything: crisis, as of a disease.--ACME SKATES, the name given to a kind of skates, formed of steel, fixed to the boot by a mechanical device, permitting them to be quickly fixed on or taken off. [Gr. akm[=e]--ak[=e], a point.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. The period of a disease at which the symptoms are most violent. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. [Latin] The highest point of anything, especially of a morbid process. na
  19. Highest point, point of perfection. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. The critical stage or crisis of a disease. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. Syn.: crisis, fastigium. The culminating point of a fever. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. An acne pimple; according to some authors, a wart. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. [Gr.] (Rhet.) The extreme height of pathos or sentiment to which the hearer is led by a climax or series of impressions, each more intense than the preceding. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. n. [Greek] The height, top, or highest point of a thing ; crisis. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. The height of any thing; more especially used to denote the height of a distemper. Complete Dictionary

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