- The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- (figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
- (astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
- The nadir of the sun is the axis of the shadow projected by the Earth.
- (beekeeping, archaic) An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
(third-person singular simple present nadirs, present participle nadiring, simple past and past participle nadired)
- (beekeeping) To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.
From Medieval Latin nadir, from Arabic Ù†ÙŽØ¸ÙÙŠØ±Ù Ø§Ù„Ø³ÙŽÙ‘Ù…Ù’Øª (naáº“Ä«ru as-samt), composed of Ø§Ù„Ø³ÙŽÙ…Ù’ØªÙ (as-samt, “the zenith") and Ù†ÙŽØ¸ÙÙŠØ± (naáº“Ä«r, “counterpart, corresponding to").
- A male given name.
Unknown. It has been suggested that it is from Arabic Ù†ÙŽØ²ÙÙŠØ± (nazÄ«r, “rare, trivial"), but if it is Arabic, perhaps more likely would be Ù†ÙŽØ°ÙÙŠØ± (naá¸Ä«r, “auspicious, boding well (?)") Represents the word 'rare' in hebrew