Definition of Comble
1. the acme [n -S] - See also: acme
Lexicographical Neighbors of Comble
Literary usage of Comble
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles: The Middle Ages by Ronald Edward Zupko (1985)
"77: No maner of graine shall be sold by the heape [comble] or cantei 1, except it be otes malt ... 1883 Simmonds sv: comble...a heaped measure. cone, coom. ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"It is more likely a corruption of F. comble, full to the top, given in Cotgrave. ... comble, adj. mf. i. heaped, quite full ; fig. la mesure est comble, ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[v OF. comble, a heap, top, summit, P. comble, top, summit, < L. cumulus, a heap: see cumber, n., and cumulus.] Top; summit; culmination. ..."
4. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1810)
"To crown my misery, it never was in my power to let you hear l'rom me. Pour comble de malheur, je n'ai jamais pu vous donné de mes nouvelles. ..."