Culminate in an exciting or impressive event; reach a climax
the day climaxed with a gala concert
Bring (something) to a climax
the sentencing climaxed a seven-month trial
Have an orgasm
The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex
the climax of her speech
a thrilling climax to the game
The final stage in a succession in a given environment, at which a plant community reaches a state of equilibrium
a mixed hardwood climax forest
A sequence of propositions or ideas in order of increasing importance, force, or effectiveness of expression
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"
culminate: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
orgasm: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
the most severe stage of a disease
arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theater) is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live.
Climax is the 7th album by The Ohio Players and the last they would record for the Detroit-based Westbound label. They were signed to Mercury by the time Climax hit stores, perhaps the reason why it features only five new songs (with the other three pulled from previous albums). ...
Climax was a band formed in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, most noted for their 1971/72 hit song "Precious and Few," which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. This disc sold over one million copies, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A. on 21 February 1972.
In ecology, a climax community, or climatic climax community, is a biological community of plants and animals which, through the process of ecological succession — the development of vegetation in an area over time — has reached a steady state. ...
Coventry Climax was a British forklift truck, fire pump, and speciality engine manufacturer.
In rhetoric, a climax (from the Greek κλῖμαξ klimax, meaning "staircase" and "ladder") is a figure of speech in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance. It is sometimes used with anadiplosis, which uses the repetition of a word or phrase in successive clauses.
The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series; a culmination; The turning point in a plot or in dramatic action, especially one marking a change in the protagonist's affairs; A stage of ecological development in which a community of organisms, is stable and capable of ...
Rhetorically, a series of words, phrases, or sentences arranged in a continuously ascending order of intensity. If the ascending order is not maintained, an anticlimax or bathos results. ...
The decisive moment in a drama, the climax is the turning point of the play to which the rising action leads. This is the crucial part of the drama, the part which determines the outcome of the conflict. ...
The moment of greatest intensity in a work of fiction; the point to which the story has been building from the outset.
The high point, or turning point, in a story—usually the most intense point near the end of a story. See Plot, Conflict, Rising action, Resolution
(vegetation): That vegetation type or plant community structure which occurs at the end of the seral cycle. ...
(1) Greek term meaning "ladder" and originally implying succession. It is interpreted to mean "the final step of the ladder. ...
the final stage in ecological succession; the persistent community of species that will develop on a site in the absence of disturbance. In forests, the climax ecosystem is dominated by tree species capable of reproducing in their own shade. ...
the end-stage of a series orderly changes in species composition called succession.
A crisis which is fully played out. A cap on preceding crises.
The culmination stage in plant succession for a given site where the vegetation has reached a highly stable condition. (FEMAT, IX-5)
The most exciting or intense point in a plot, usually followed by a resolution or conclusion.
Climax occurs when words or sentences are used to increase weight by mounting degrees in parallel construction.