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Definitions of nadir

  1. an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That part of the heavens directly opposite to the zenith; the lowest point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The point of the heavens directly opposite and corresponding to the zenith. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Point in the heavens directly opposite-the zenith. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. That point of the heavens directly under our feet, or directly opposite the zenith. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. That part of the heavens directly under our feet, or the direction opposite the zenith. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for nadir

  1. Nadir Sharif smiled disarmingly. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  2. It may be that the Moullas were made to understand that, just as the Chief Priest had risen at a great assembly before Nadir Shah, and advised him to confine himself to temporal affairs, and not to interfere in matters of religion, so similar sound advice in the reverse order was given for their guidance. – Persia Revisited by Thomas Edward Gordon
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