What does meridian mean?

Definitions for meridian
məˈrɪd i ənmerid·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

  2. Meridian(noun)

    a town in eastern Mississippi

  3. meridian, line of longitude(adj)

    an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator

    "all points on the same meridian have the same longitude"

  4. meridian(adj)

    of or happening at noon

    "meridian hour"

  5. prime, meridian(adj)

    being at the best stage of development

    "our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning


  1. meridian(Noun)

    An imaginary great circle on the Earth's surface, passing through the geographic poles.

  2. meridian(Noun)

    Either half of such a great circle, all points of which have the same longitude.

  3. meridian(Noun)

    A great circle passing through the poles of the celestial sphere and the zenith for a particular observer.

  4. meridian(Noun)

    A similar line on any general surface of revolution.

  5. meridian(Noun)

    Any of the pathways on the body along which the vital energy is thought to flow and, therefore, the acupoints are distributed.

  6. meridian(Noun)

    The highest point or state of consciousness and enlightenment achievable by a human.

  7. meridian(Adjective)

    Meridional; relating to a meridian.

  8. meridian(Adjective)

    Relating to noon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meridian(adj)

    being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]

  2. Meridian(adj)

    pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as, meridian splendor

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]

  3. Meridian(adj)

    midday; noon

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]

  4. Meridian(adj)

    hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]

  5. Meridian(adj)

    a great circle of the sphere passing through the poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It is crossed by the sun at midday

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]

  6. Meridian(adj)

    a great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles

    Etymology: [F. mridien. See Meridian, a.]


  1. Meridian

    A meridian is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth's surface terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude. Each is also the same size, being half of a great circle on the Earth's surface and therefore measuring 20,003.93 km.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meridian

    me-rid′i-an, adj. pertaining to midday: being on the meridian or at midday: raised to the highest point.—n. midday: a midday dram: the highest point, as of success: an imaginary circle on the earth's surface passing through the poles and any given place: (astron.) an imaginary circle, passing through the poles of the heavens, and the zenith of the spectator, which the sun crosses at midday.—adj. Merid′ional, pertaining to the meridian: southern: having a southern aspect.—n. Meridional′ity.—adv. Merid′ionally.—Meridian splendour, fullest point of brightness; Meridian sun, the sun at its full height, as at midday.—First meridian, the meridian passing through Greenwich, from which longitudes are measured east or west; Magnetic meridian (see Magnetic). [Fr.,—L. meridianus, from meridies (orig. medidies), midday—medius, middle, dies, day.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Meridian

    an imaginary great circle passing through the poles at right angles to the equator.


  1. Meridian

    Meridian Apps, Inc. (“Meridian”) is an enterprise mobile software company for location-based businesses. Retailers, hospitals, museums, subways, corporate campuses and other venues use the Meridian’s platform to build indoor-GPS apps to engage with their visitors. Customers include Macy’s, New York City subway system, American Museum of Natural History, Boston Children’s Hospital, Intel and the Venetian hotel-resort-casino. Supporting Meridian deployment is the location-based services industry’s first content management system, Meridian Editor. Within minutes, enterprise customers can use the Meridian Editor’s AppMaker to build a full-featured app with turn-by-turn directions, add multimedia and integrate with third-party features. And app developers can use Meridian’s SDKs to add indoor navigation and indoor positioning to existing apps. Meridian was developed by the founders of Spotlight Mobile, an award-winning mobile-app development firm known for their app for Barnes & Noble, American Museum of Natural History, Conde Nast and Nike.

Editors Contribution

  1. meridian

    A pathway within and through the body where energy flows.

    The human body has various meridian which serve various purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 4, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meridian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meridian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of meridian in a Sentence

  1. Sara Brady:

    While I disagree with the current restrictions being put in place that are restricting our freedoms -- I never intended or thought me going to the park on a sunny day with my kids would evolve to the point that it would involve the Meridian Police Department, your fellow officers, you, or your family, if I had I would have never attended the park that day.

  2. Martha Hoover:

    Farm-to-table, as a descriptor, was not even uttered until almost 15 years after I opened my first cafe, even though from day one, we were making food from scratch using ingredients that we carefully sourced locally, people in Indianapolis have been remarkably supportive -- especially the people living in Meridian Kessler, the urban neighborhood where the first Cafe Patachou was located.

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