Zenith Definition

zēnĭth
noun
The point directly overhead in the sky or on the celestial sphere.
Webster's New World
The upper region of the sky.
American Heritage
The highest point; peak.
Webster's New World
The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
American Heritage
The definition of a zenith is the highest point or peak.
An example of a zenith is the highest point in the sky.
A ten-year period in the 1980s when a career was most successful is an example of a zenith.
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Other Word Forms of Zenith

Noun

Singular:
zenith
Plural:
zeniths

Origin of Zenith

  • From Middle English senith, from cinit, from Old French cenit and/or Latin cenit, a transliteration of Arabic سمت (samt, “direction, path") which is in itself a weak abbreviation of سمت الرأس (samt ar-ra's, “direction of the head").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English senith from Old French cenith from Medieval Latin from Arabic samt (ar-ra’s) path (over the head) from Latin sēmita path mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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