Definition of zenith noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈzenɪθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzenɪθ//
    The sun and the moon, Sky
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  1. 1 the highest point that the sun or moon reaches in the sky, directly above you The sun rose towards its zenith. See related entries: The sun and the moon, Sky
  2. 2(formal) the time when something is strongest and most successful synonym peak The rock band was at the zenith of its creative powers. opposite nadir
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French or medieval Latin cenit, based on Arabic samt (ar-ra's) ‘path (over the head)’.

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