Pinnacle vs Mountain - What's the difference?

pinnacle | mountain |


In figuratively|lang=en terms the difference between pinnacle and mountain

is that pinnacle is (figuratively) an all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success while mountain is (figuratively) a difficult task or challenge.

As nouns the difference between pinnacle and mountain

is that pinnacle is the highest point while mountain is a large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 3048 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.

As a verb pinnacle

is to put something on a pinnacle.

pinnacle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The highest point.
  • A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
  • (figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
  • (architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
  • * Milton
  • Some renowned metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles around.

    Synonyms

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    Antonyms

    * nadir

    See also

    * acme * apex * peak * summit

    Verb

    (pinnacl)
  • to put something on a pinnacle
  • to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
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    mountain

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
  • Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
    We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains .
  • A large amount.
  • There's still a mountain of work to do.
  • (figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Five minutes into the game the Black Cats were facing a mountain , partly because of West Brom's newly-found ruthlessness in front of goal but also as a result of the home side's defensive generosity.}}

    Derived terms

    * Chinese mountain cat * faith will move mountains * folded mountain * have a mountain to climb * if the mountain won't come to Muhammad * make a mountain out of a molehill * mountain ash * mountain bearberry * mountain bike * mountain boarding * mountain building * mountain buzzard * mountain cat * mountain chain * mountain climbing * mountain cranberry * mountain dew * mountain fever * mountain goat * mountain gorilla * mountain hare * mountain laurel * mountain lion * mountain range * mountain reindeer * mountain sheep * mountain sickness * mountain top removal mining * mountain unit * mountain zebra * mountaineer * mountaineering * mountainless * mountainous * mountainside * mountaintop * snow on the mountain * Stoliczka's mountain vole * table mountain * White Cloud Mountain minnow

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