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|part of speech:
||the point in the sky that is directly over the head of the observer. (Cf. nadir.)
She looked up at the zenith, and the stars seemed to form an umbrella over the earth.
||the highest point; climax; peak.
The popularity of the band was at its zenith in the late sixties.
- acme, apex, apogee, climax, culmination, meridian, peak, pinnacle, vertex
- similar words:
- best, crown, height, heyday, maximum, perfection, pitch, prime, summit, tiptop, top
||bloom, glory, tip
comes from an Arabic word that means "the way over the head."