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culminate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culminate  \Cul"mi*nate\  (k[u^]l"m[i^]*n[=a]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {Culminated}  (-n[=a]`t[eucr]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Culminating}  (-n[=a]`t[i^]ng.]  [L.  cuimen  top  or  ridge.  See 
  {Column}.] 
  1.  To  reach  its  highest  point  of  altitude;  to  come  to  the 
  meridian;  to  be  vertical  or  directly  overhead. 
 
  As  when  his  beams  at  noon  Culminate  from  the 
  equator.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  reach  the  highest  point,  as  of  rank,  size,  power, 
  numbers,  etc 
 
  The  reptile  race  culminated  in  the  secondary  era. 
  --Dana. 
 
  The  house  of  Burgundy  was  rapidly  culminating. 
  --Motley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culminate  \Cul"mi*nate\  (k[u^]l"m[i^]*n[asl]t),  a. 
  Growing  upward,  as  distinguished  from  a  lateral  growth;  -- 
  applied  to  the  growth  of  corals.  --Dana. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  culminate 
  v  1:  end  esp.  to  reach  a  final  or  climactic  stage;  "The  meeting 
  culminated  in  a  tearful  embrace"  [syn:  {climax}] 
  2:  bring  to  a  head  or  to  the  highest  point;  "Seurat  culminated 
  pointillism" 
  3:  reach  the  highest  or  most  decisive  point 
  4:  of  a  celestial  body:  reach  its  highest  altitude  or  the 
  meridian 
  5:  rise  to  or  form  a  summit;  "The  helmet  culminated  in  a 
  crest" 




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