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zenith

ze·nith

zenith

 
 
pronunciation:
zi nihth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: 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.
definition 2: the highest point; climax; peak.
The popularity of the band was at its zenith in the late sixties.
synonyms:
acme, apex, apogee, climax, culmination, meridian, peak, pinnacle, vertex
antonyms:
nadir
similar words:
best, crown, height, heyday, maximum, perfection, pitch, prime, summit, tiptop, top
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Zenith comes from an Arabic word that means "the way over the head."
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