Definition of mountaintop in US English:



  • The summit or top part of a mountain.

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