A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-mee]
    • /ˈæk mi/
    • /ˈækmɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-mee]
    • /ˈæk mi/

Definitions of acme word

  • singular noun acme The acme of something is its highest point of achievement or excellence. 3
  • noun acme the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak 3
  • noun acme the highest point; point of culmination; peak 3
  • noun acme the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power. 1
  • noun acme The point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful. 1
  • noun acme pinnacle, peak 1

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Origin of acme

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20, acme is from the Greek word akmḗ point, highest point, extremity

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Parts of speech for Acme


acme popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acme usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acme

noun acme

  • culmination — Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it.
  • apogee — The apogee of something such as a culture or a business is its highest or its greatest point.
  • zenith — the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer. Compare nadir.
  • top — Technical/Office Protocol
  • vertex — the highest point of something; apex; summit; top: the vertex of a mountain.

Antonyms for acme

noun acme

  • nadir — Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
  • bottom — The bottom of something is the lowest or deepest part of it.
  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.

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