Summit level, the highest level of a canal, a railroad, or the like, in surmounting an ascent.

(Sum"mit*less), a. Having no summit.

(Sum"mit*y) n. [L. summitas, fr. summus highest: cf. F. sommité. See Sum, n.]

1. The height or top of anything. [Obs.] Swift.

2. The utmost degree; perfection. [Obs.] Hallywell.

(Sum"mon) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Summoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Summoning.] [OE. somonen, OF. sumundre, semondre, F. semondre, from (assumed) LL. summonere, for L. summonere to give a hint; sub under + monere to admonish, to warn. See Monition, and cf. Submonish.]

1. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; — often with up.

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

Trumpets summon him to war.

2. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses.

3. (Mil.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort.

Syn. — To call; cite; notify; convene; convoke; excite; invite; bid. See Call.

(Sum"mon*er) n. [OE. somner, sompnour, OF. semoneor, F. semonneur. See Summon, v. t.] One who summons; one who cites by authority; specifically, a petty officer formerly employed to summon persons to appear in court; an apparitor.

(Sum"mons) n.; pl. Summonses [OE. somouns, OF. sumunse, semonse, semonce, F. semonce, semondre to summon, OF. p. p. semons. See Summon, v.]

1. The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.

Special summonses by the king.

This summons . . . unfit either to dispute or disobey.
Bp. Fell.

He sent to summon the seditious, and to offer pardon; but neither summons nor pardon was regarded.
Sir J. Hayward.

2. (Law) A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.

3. (Mil.) A demand to surrender.

1. The top; the highest point.

Fixed on the summit of the highest mount.

2. The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame.

3. (Zoöl.) The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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