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Definition of "zenith" []

  • The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer. (noun)
  • The upper region of the sky. (noun)
  • The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body. (noun)
  • The point of culmination; the peak: the zenith of her career. See Synonyms at summit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zenith" in a sentence
  • "By 1946, Still had developed his signature style, and the next two galleries show this work, what Mr. Sobel calls the zenith of his career."
  • "That's lazy writing at its zenith, which is reason #5: Conservatives think we're stupid and won't notice."
  • "But the only zones of the globe in which the moon passes the zenith, that is, the point directly over the head of the spectator, are of necessity comprised between the twenty-eighth parallels and the equator."