What does the word acme mean?

Usage examples for acme

  1. Rita believes her mother the acme of intelligent, protecting kindness, and looks upon her cruelty as the result of parental love, meant entirely for the daughter's own good. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  2. It- it would be different if Lester's uncle and all wasn't in the Acme Club crowd, and if I hadn't got in with all that bunch. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  3. Billy's tone was the acme of perplexity. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore