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Acme (highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun acme

What does acme mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acmes

  1. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  2. the highest point (of something)
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of acme: apex / peak / vertex
    • more generic terms: extreme / extreme point / extremum = the point located farthest from the middle of something
    • more specific terms:
      • crown = the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
      • roof peak = the highest point of a roof

Alternative definition of the noun acme


  1. The top or highest point; pinnacle; culmination.
  2. [medicine] The crisis or height of a disease.
  3. Mature age; full bloom of life. - Ben Jonson


  1. Acme is a village in south-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 83 kilometres northeast of Calgary. It was the first village to be incorporated in Kneehill County.
  2. Acme is a census-designated place in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 246 at the 2010 census.
  3. Acme is an unincorporated community, identified by ZIP code 15610, in Mount Pleasant and Donegal Townships, both in Westmoreland County, and Bullskin Township and part of Saltlick Township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,545 at the 2000 census.
  4. Acme a.k.a. Acme, Louisiana: Acme is an unincorporated community in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Its ZIP code is 71316.
  5. Acme is an unincorporated community in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Indiana.
  6. Acme a.k.a. Acme, Oklahoma: Acme is a ghost town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. It had a post office from April 8, 1913 to May 29, 1931.
  7. Acme a.k.a. Acme, West Virginia: Acme is an unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

There are other places with in their name, like Acme Township.


Acme is a musical group.

  • album: "...To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist"


  1. Acme a.k.a. Acme Records, an independent record label based in Hastings, East Sussex, England, was formed in 1994 by Gary Ramon. It is known for reissuing classic progressive rock and psychedelic rock albums from the 1960s and 1970s, including out-of-print and previously unreleased material. Acme also produces and releases new material.
  2. Acme is a publisher.


  1. "ACME" is the sixth studio album by the American punk blues group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador in 1998.
  2. "Acme" is the second album, but first full length album by Polish Gothic Metal band Sirrah. It's a remake of their only demo, which goes by the same name, but has a slightly different cover, and is in black and white. The song "In the Final Moment" didn't appear on the original demo.
  3. "Acme" is a musical album of Iain Ballamy.


  1. Acme is a text editor and graphical shell from the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system, designed and implemented by Rob Pike. It can use the sam command language. The design of the interface was influenced by Oberon. It is different from other editing environments in that it acts as a 9P server. A distinctive element of the user interface is mouse chording.
  2. The Acme was a model of chain-driven touring car made by the Reber Manufacturing Co in Reading, Pennsylvania, from 1903 to 1911.
  3. Acme is a computer virus which infects EXE files. Each time an infected file is executed, Acme may infect an EXE in the current directory by creating a hidden 247 byte long read-only COM file with the same base name. Acme is a variant of Clonewar, a spawning virus. Acme is also perhaps a descendant of the small single-step infector Zeno, which is not to be confused with the Zeno programming language.
  4. The Acme was a wooden Top sail schooner that was driven ashore at Seal Rocks, New South Wales while carrying timber from Camden Haven to Sydney under the command of Captain James Henry Jackson on the 15 July 1876. There were no casualties.
  5. Acme: The steamboat Acme operated on Lake Washington and also on the Sammamish Slough to Bothell, Washington from 1899 to 1910, when it was destroyed by fire.

Phrases with Acme

  1. Acme Rothi
  2. Acme Curtii
  3. Acme Dupuyi
  4. Acme Serbica
  5. Acme Similis
  6. Acme Emaciata
  7. Acme Gracilis
  8. Acme Oltenica
  9. Acme Wilhelmi
  10. Acme Bulgarica
  11. Acme Delpretei
  12. Acme Diluviana
  13. Acme Foliniana
  14. Acme Callostoma
  15. Acme Cryptomena
  16. Acme Pachystoma
  17. Acme Stussineri
  18. Acme Leptocheila
  19. Acme Trigonostoma
  20. Hypoaspis Acme

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acme

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Google previewCultural, Psychological, and Typological Issues in Cognitive Linguistics (1999)

Selected Papers of the Bi-annual ICLA Meeting in Albuquerque, July 1995 by Masako Hiraga, Chris Sinha, Sherman Wilcox

ACME is the prodigal son of the trio, eschewing even predicate identicality and instead favouring the weaker constraint of arity-matching. No wonder then that ACME fails to generate a mapping for any metaphor; while not as prone to the ...

Google previewManaging Time in Relational Databases (2010)

How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data by Tom Johnston, Randall Weis

1, therefore, Acme is a direct instance of a Supplier, and indirectly an instance of an Organization and of a Party. In ordinary conversation, we usually drop the “instance of” phrase, and would say ...

Google previewReport (1900)

by Louisiana. Dept. of Agriculture

The Acme is a few days earlier than the Beauty. The redish yellow tinge of the Acme does not -seem to take the market like the beautiful tinge of the Beauty. It would not be profitable to grow the Ponderosa for the market. They want a smooth ...

Google previewUnstable Prototypes (2012)

Big Sigma #2 by Joseph R. Lallo

ACME is a coronal mass ejection, a massive dispersal ofstellar particlescaused by the release of energy stored in the magneticfields of the atmosphere of astar. Therelease isaresult ofthe reconnection of magnetic field lines.The particles ...

Google previewMaking Supply Chain Management Work (2001)

Design, Implementation, Partnerships, Technology, and Profits by James B. Ayers

Acme is a company with a one-size-fits-all supply chain. Unfortunately, Acme is very, very typical. Like many others, it plans a new enterprise resource planning ( ERP) system. While implementing its ERP system, it will tailor, at considerable ...

Google previewSalmonella (2006)

by Danielle A. Brands, I. Edward Alcamo, David L. Heymann

Cover: © Gary Gaugler/Visuals Unlimited Acme is a registered trademark of American Stores Co.; Albertson's is a registered trademark of Albertson's, Inc.; Archer Farm is a registered trademark of Target Brands, Inc.; Best Choice is a registered ...

Google previewCisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide (2004)

by Todd Stone, Jeff Lindborg, Steve Olivier, Dustin Grant

Acme is a fairly large organization, so it maintains a master replica of its directory on a server at the hub of its organization. By policy, all changes to the directory database are made to the replica on this server and then are pushed out to other ...

Google previewProceedings of the State Board of Equalization (1901)

by Michigan. State Board of Equalization

Acme is a smaller township on the shore ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

MARKISOHN Acme-Evans Company (702 West Washington Street ). Acme -Evans/ADM Milling Company evolved from two small mills of the antebellum era to the large milling company of today. Reputedly the oldest milling ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques (2004)

by C H Wendel

Acme Acme Adams Amanco American Appleton Aurora Austin B.E.S. Baker Barnard-Moline Bayley Bercha Bessemer Best Big S Blue Valley Boss Boss Bowsher's Bradford Buckeye Buckeye Buckeye Centennial Challenge Champion ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

achc achieve acid acme acac addict addle address adequate adjacent admit adalt advent adventare adverse. the advantages, from a winning hand in a card game. To be within an ace of doing something is to be on the verge of doing it.

Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

Akme (acme; acme') means, literally, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons (2009)

by Nichola Dobson

Marvin Acme has been murdered and Roger Rabbit is the main suspect.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

its peak is recorded after, rather than before or during, the oak acme). A Corylus– Taxus– Tilia phase followed, noted by the relatively high ...

Google previewThe New Hacker's Dictionary (1996)

by Eric S. Raymond

Acme o- Ada Acme n. The canonical supplier of bizarre, elaborate, and non- functional gadgetry — where Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson shop. Describing some X as an "Acme X" either means "This is insanely great," or, more likely, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1993)

Volume 29 - Supplement 14: Agent-Oriented Programming to Socio-Organizational Aspects of Expert System Design by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Note that t is the time at which the informing, requesting, or unrequesting is to take place, and Content itself contains other temporal information, as in (INFORM 5 b (1 (employee smith acme ) ) ) . Requests can be embedded further, as in ...

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To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. (Sun Tzu)
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Scrabble value of A1C3M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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