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Definition of Zenith

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point in sky directly overhead; peak, highest point; climax
Zenith Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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zenith
Lighting
The direction directly above the luminaire (180( angle).
Zenith Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir.
  
(n.)
hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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zenith
\ze"nith\ (?; 277), n. [oe. senyth, of. cenith, f. zénith, sp. zenit, cenit, abbrev. fr. ar. samt-urras way of the head, vertical place; samt way, path + al the + ras head. cf. azimuth.]
1. that point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir. from morn to noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, a summer's day; and with the setting sun dropped from the zenith, like a falling star.
2. hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity. i find my zenith doth depend upon a most auspicious star. this dead of midnight is the noon of thought, and wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars. barbauld. it was during those civil troubles this aspiring family reached the zenith.
zenith
distance. (astron.) see under distance.
zenith
sector. (astron.) see sector, 3.
zenith
telescope (geodesy), a telescope specially designed for determining the latitude by means of any two stars which pass the meridian about the same time, and at nearly equal distances from the zenith, but on opposite sides of it. it turns both on a vertical and a horizontal axis, is provided with a graduated vertical semicircle, and a level for setting it to a given zenith distance, and with a micrometer for measuring the difference of the zenith distances of the two stars.
zenith
n : the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected [ant: nadir]


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for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
fig., buaic f.
The Devil's Dictionary
Zenith, (n.)

The point in the heavens directly overhead to a man standing or a growing cabbage. A man in bed or a cabbage in the pot is not considered as having a zenith, though from this view of the matter there was once a considerably dissent among the learned, some holding that the posture of the body was immaterial. These were called Horizontalists, their opponents, Verticalists. The Horizontalist heresy was finally extinguished by Xanobus, the philosopher-king of Abara, a zealous Verticalist. Entering an assembly of philosophers who were debating the matter, he cast a severed human head at the feet of his opponents and asked them to determine its zenith, explaining that its body was hanging by the heels outside. Observing that it was the head of their leader, the Horizontalists hastened to profess themselves converted to whatever opinion the Crown might be pleased to hold, and Horizontalism took its place among "fides defuncti".
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
The zenith of something such as an ideal or person's career is the time when it is most succesful or most powerful.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
(antonym) nadir
(hypernym) celestial point
(part-holonym) celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin
Zenith Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Zenith Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of the zenith, foretells elaborate prosperity, and your choice of suitors will be successful.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Zenith Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The point which is elevated 90 degrees from all points on a given observer's astronomical horizon. The point on any given observer's celestial sphere that lies directly above him. The opposite of nadir.
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
The point on the celestial sphere vertically above an observer, diametrically opposite the nadir .
Astronomy and Physics Terms by ExploreSpace.com
That point of the celestial sphere vertically overhead.
Zenith Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Zenith refers to an imaginary point directly "above" a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere. "Above" means in the vertical direction opposite to the apparent gravitational force at that location. The opposite direction, i.e. the direction in which gravity pulls, is toward the nadir. The zenith is the "highest" point on the celestial sphere (meaning it is the farthest up from the gravitational force). Zenith is sometimes used as a given name, most commonly for males. Its meaning, "highest point," evokes success and power.

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Zenith Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Zenith Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Zenith One of six cardinal points, the others being the four points of the compass and the nadir; these are symbolized by the number six and by the swastika. They are not fixed points, but directions relative to a central point which represents the observer.
Glossary of Astrological Terms
The point directly overhead, or highest point.