Word of the Day: Plateau


pla-teau / plă-


1. an elevated plain

The path led at first through undulating grounds, and thence to a plateau, where pastures and tilled fields alternated.

From “A Simple Soul” by Gustave Flaubert, 1821 – 1880

2. a relatively long, stable period, level or state; a time or state of little or no growth or decline

History knows no resting places and no plateaus.

Henry A. Kissinger, 1923 –


1. to reach a period, level or state where there is little or no growth or decline

Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.

Aristotle, 384 BC – 322 BC