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Definitions of zenith

  1. the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; - opposed to nadir. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The point of the heavens directly overhead: greatest height. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Point of the heavens directly overhead: greatest height. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The point in the celestial sphere that is exactly overhead. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The culminating-point, as of prosperity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator, and from which a direct perpendicular line, passing through the spectator, would proceed to the centre of the earth; opposed to nadir. Zenith-distance, the distance of a celestial body from the zenith. Zenith-sector, an astronomical instrument for measuring with great accuracy the distances from the zenith of stars which pass near that point. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The top of the heavens; the point in the heavens directly over a spectator's head-the nadir being the point directly opposite, or that under a spectator's feet; the highest or culminating point of any subject reffered to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for zenith

  1. The rose- light had spread over the horizon and climbed almost to the zenith and with the dying booming and gentle clangor it began to fade till all was dark again. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  2. The military crisis is perhaps at an end; the economic crisis is visibly at its zenith but the intellectual crisis- it is with difficulty that we can seize its true centre, its exact phase. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
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