Promontory vs Pinnacle - What's the difference?

promontory | pinnacle |


As nouns the difference between promontory and pinnacle

is that promontory is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while pinnacle is the highest point.

As a verb pinnacle is

to put something on a pinnacle.

promontory

English

Noun

(promontories)
  • A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  • (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
  • Synonyms

    * headland * hoe

    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

    * See also

    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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