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acme    音標拼音: ['ækmi]
n. 頂點,極點,極度,尖端

頂點,極點,極度,尖端

acme
n 1: 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" [synonym: {acme}, {height}, {elevation}, {peak},
{pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative}, {meridian}, {tiptop},
{top}]
2: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the
pyramid" [synonym: {vertex}, {peak}, {apex}, {acme}]

acme \ac"me\ ([a^]k"m[-e]), n. [Gr. 'akmh` point, top.]
1. The top or highest point; the culmination.
[1913 Webster]

The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry.
--Pope.
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The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of
its supremacy. --I. Taylor.
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2. (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease. AS
[1913 Webster]

3. Mature age; full bloom of life. --B. Jonson.
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127 Moby Thesaurus words for "acme":
Olympian heights, acme of perfection, aerial heights, all, apex,
apogee, apotheosis, authority, authorization, be-all and end-all,
beau ideal, best type, blue ribbon, brow, cap, capstone, ceiling,
championship, climax, cloud nine, command, consummation, control,
crest, crown, culmen, culmination, cynosure, directorship,
dizzy heights, dominion, edge, effectiveness, ego ideal, elevation,
eminence, end, ether, extreme, extreme limit, extremity,
first place, first prize, headship, heaven, heavens, hegemony,
height, heights, hero, high noon, highest, highest degree,
highest pitch, highest point, ideal, imperium, influence,
jurisdiction, kingship, last word, leadership, lift, limit,
lordship, management, mastership, mastery, maximum, meridian,
mirror, most, mountaintop, ne plus ultra, new high,
no place higher, noon, nth degree, palms, paragon, paramountcy,
peak, perfection, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pitch, point,
pole, power, presidency, primacy, raise, record, ridge, rise,
rising ground, rule, say, seventh heaven, shining example, sky,
sovereignty, spire, steep, stratosphere, summit, supremacy, sway,
the whole, tip, tip-top, top, top spot, ultimate, upmost,
upper extremity, uppermost, uprise, utmost, utmost extent,
uttermost, vantage ground, vantage point, vertex, very top,
zenith

/ak'mee/ 1. A Company that Makes Everything.
The {canonical} imaginary business. Possibly also derived
from the word "acme" meaning "highest point".

2. A program for {MS-DOS}.

[What does it do?]

(1994-11-08)

A Company that Makes Everything (slang)

Acme: n. [from Greek akme highest point of
perfection or achievement] The canonical supplier of bizarre, elaborate,
and non-functional gadgetrywhere Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson
(two cartoonists who specialized in elaborate contraptions) shop. The name
has been humorously expanded as A (or American) Company Making Everything.
(In fact, Acme was a real brand sold from Sears Roebuck catalogs in the
early 1900s.) Describing some X as anAcme Xeither means
This is insanely great”, or, more
likely, “This looks insanely great on paper,
but in practice it's really easy to shoot yourself in the foot with
it.” Compare pistol.



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