HyperDic: climax

English > 6 senses of the word climax:
NOUNeventclimax, flood tidethe highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
communicationclimax, culminationthe decisive moment in a novel or play
actclimax, orgasm, sexual climax, comingthe moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
stateclimaxthe most severe stage / stage of a disease
communicationclimaxarrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
VERBchangeclimax, culminateend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
climax > pronunciation
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English > climax: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding.
Example"the climax of the artist's career"
Synonymflood tide
Broaderjuncture, occasionAn event that occurs at a critical time
Spanishapogeo
Adjectivesclimacticconsisting of or causing a climax
Verbsclimaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
English > climax: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe decisive moment in a novel or play.
Example"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
Synonymculmination
Part ofstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Broadermoment, minute, second, instantA particular point in time
Spanishclimax, clímax, punto culminante
Catalanclímax, punt culminant
Adjectivesclimacticconsisting of or causing a climax
Verbsclimaxend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
English > climax: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse.
Synonymsorgasm, sexual climax, coming
Narrowermale orgasmAn orgasm accompanied by the sensation of ejaculation of semen
BroaderconsummationThe act of bringing to completion or fruition
Spanishclímax, clímax sexual, orgasmo
Catalanclímax, clímax sexual, orgasme
Adjectivesclimacticconsisting of or causing a climax
English > climax: 6 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe most severe stage / stage of a disease.
Broaderdegree, level, stage, pointA specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Adjectivesclimacticconsisting of or causing a climax
English > climax: 6 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaningarrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness.
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Spanishclímax
Catalanclímax
English > climax: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningend, especially to reach a final or climactic stage.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymculminate
Narrowercrown, topBe the culminating event
Broaderend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Spanishculminar
Catalanculminar
Nounsclimaxthe decisive moment in a novel or play
climaxthe highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

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