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ˈzi nɪθ; esp. Brit. ˈzɛn ɪθzenith

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zenith(noun)

    the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected


  1. zenith(Noun)

    The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.

  2. zenith(Noun)

    The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.

  3. zenith(Noun)

    Highest point or state; peak.

  4. Origin: From senith, from cinit, from cenit and/or cenit, a transliteration of سمت which is in itself a weak abbreviation of سمت الرأس.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zenith(noun)

    that point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir

  2. Zenith(noun)

    hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity

  3. Origin: [OE. senyth, OF. cenith, F. znith, Sp. zenit, cenit, abbrev. fr. Ar. samt-urras way of the head, vertical place; samt way, path + al the + ras head. Cf. Azimuth.]


  1. Zenith

    The zenith is an imaginary point directly "above" a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. "Above" means in the vertical direction opposite to the apparent gravitational force at that location. The opposite direction, i.e. the direction in which gravity pulls, is toward the nadir.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zenith

    zen′ith, n. that point of the heavens which is exactly overhead—i.e. in line with the spectator's position and the centre of the earth (it is thus the upper pole of the spectator's horizon, as the nadir is the under pole): greatest height, summit of ambition, &c.—adj. Zen′ithal.—ns. Zen′ith-dis′tance, the angular distance of a heavenly body from the zenith; Zen′ith-sec′tor, an instrument for measuring zenith-distances. [Fr., through Sp. zenit, from Ar. samt, short for samt-ur-ras, lit. 'way of the head.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Zenith

    name of Arab origin given to the point of the heaven directly overhead, being as it were the pole of the horizon, the opposite point directly under foot being called the Nadir, a word of similar origin; the imaginary line connecting the two passes through the centre of the earth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zenith in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zenith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of zenith in a Sentence

  1. Phil Flynn:

    There's no doubt that we have a combination of supplies hitting their zenith at a time when demand is weakening.

  2. Zenith Irfan:

    I don't want to be that person who just sees Azad Kashmir in pictures -- I want to go and experience it for Zenith Irfan on my motorcycle.

  3. Jerry Nadler:

    The lawyers tell us that in weighing the equities between the competing claims of the executive and the legislative branches, we have very substantial powers, the congressional power is at its zenith in an impeachment inquiry. How much of a difference — it is a different question.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who is full of God's Grace will soar and keep on soaring like an eagle throughout his or her lifetime. Oh! yes, God's Grace can take you to the highest altitude even to the zenith or peak of your career or business. So, ask for and quest for the fullness of God's Grace in all you do. -Emeasoba George

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