What does the word consummation mean?

Usage examples for consummation

  1. All day they had done their best; their heroes had outvied each other in deeds of valour; and yet both their plans, that against Belisarius and that against the city, were wrecked in the consummation. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. To so crude a consummation as that we might perhaps unconsciously drift. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  3. With the forward thwart almost above my head this was not an easy consummation to effect, especially with an oar in either hand. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman