Plateau vs Pinnacle - What's the difference?

plateau | pinnacle |

As nouns the difference between plateau and pinnacle

is that plateau is while pinnacle is the highest point.

As a verb pinnacle is

to put something on a pinnacle.



  • A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.
  • A comparatively stable level in something that varies.
  • (dated) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.
  • (sports, broadcasting) A notable level of attainment or achievement.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • Reach a stable level; level off.
  • English nouns with irregular plurals ----




    (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.


    * See also


    * nadir

    See also

    * acme * apex * peak * summit


  • to put something on a pinnacle
  • to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
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