Definition of mountaintop in US English:



  • The summit or top part of a mountain.

    ‘a snow-covered mountaintop’
    as modifier ‘the mountaintop castle’
    • ‘His home is one of the many luxurious homes built on the mountain-top.’
    • ‘The first revolt was remarkable for the continued resistance of the Jewish mountain-top stronghold of Masada by the Dead Sea.’
    • ‘Authorities say rumors of a landslide caused panic at a mountaintop Hindu temple.’
    • ‘Left barren by fires, the mountaintop reflected winter moonlight.’
    • ‘I find it more interesting than being on a mountaintop somewhere.’
    • ‘Exploring your spiritual path can take place on a mountain-top or in a university classroom.’
    • ‘For this, he said, would be the last southern Arizona mountaintop to be shaved off in the name of science.’
    • ‘A treasure trove of undiscovered marine life has been found on an underwater mountain top in the Caribbean.’
    • ‘Through the barred windows I saw what looked like forest fire flames dancing on mountaintops at the juncture with the skyline.’
    • ‘Then on Sunday there will be Mass on the mountain top every half hour from 10 am to 2pm.’
    • ‘Imagine yourself in your favorite restful place - maybe on the beach, by a stream or on a mountain top.’
    • ‘Discovered in 1980, the little greenish bird has only been sighted on two mountaintops along a treacherous ridge outside Rio de Janeiro.’
    • ‘It has even been known to snow in May on the mountain top.’
    • ‘Along the way, we often got sidetracked by the mountain-top view.’
    • ‘No matter where one lives, a deserted beach or mountaintop or forest is never far away.’
    • ‘Tourists use plank roads to get to the mountain top, walking through natural forests.’
    • ‘Nasa is now looking at shooting satellites from guns mounted on mountain tops to change the face of rocket technology.’
    • ‘Jewish spirituality is not achieved by meditating for years on a mountaintop, or by fasting in a reclusive monastery.’
    • ‘There is something ineffable about the experience of being on a high mountaintop.’
    • ‘Or I may once again spend all my time walking along the city walls, gazing in awe at the mountaintop views.’
    summit, top, crest, pinnacle, spire, heights, brow, apex, crown, tip, cap, vertex, acme, zenith, apogee
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