zenith
[ zee-nith ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 19th century; Arabic from Old French or medieval Latin cenit, based on Arabic samt (ar-ra's) ‘path (over the head)’
Synonyms
    1.
  • apex
  • peak
  • vertex
    2.
  • capstone
  • climax
  • payoff
  • summit
Antonyms
    1.
  • base
  • nadir
    2.
  • bottom
  • lowness
  • start
  • unimportance
Definition
1. the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer
2. the time at which something is most powerful or successful
Examples
1. A) The sun was past its zenith as it dipped below the treeline. B) By 4 in the morning, the moon is well passed its zenith.
2. A) The business owners refused to sell the company as they were at their zenith. B) The years where the country was acquiring land and building an empire marked its zenith.
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