cli·max /ˈklaɪˌmæks/ 名詞
1. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.
2. Rhet. A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.
=\“Tribulation worketh patience, patience experience, and experience hope” -- a happy climax.\= --J. D. Forbes.
3. The highest point; the greatest degree.
We must look higher for the climax of earthly good. --I. Taylor.
To cap the climax, to surpass everything, as in excellence or in absurdity. [Colloq.]
n 1: the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or
developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's
career"; "in the flood tide of his success" [syn: flood
2: the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene
is the climax of the play" [syn: culmination]
3: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
[syn: orgasm, sexual climax, coming]
4: the most severe stage of a disease
5: arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
v : end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The
meeting culminated in a tearful embrace" [syn: culminate]