Adjective "zenith" definition and examples

(Zenith may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈzɛnɪθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The time at which something is most powerful or successful.
  1. 'American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.'
  2. 'It was a goal worthy of George Best at his zenith.'
  3. 'He cites 15 years of biology fieldwork in the rainforests of Central America as his educational zenith.'
  4. 'This is the zenith of engineering achievement.'
  5. 'The years 1899-1919 were the zenith of Elgar's creativity and success.'
  6. 'She is in her physical prime and at the zenith of her fortunes.'
  7. 'Paradoxical as it may seem, such a man, to my mind, is in the same position as one at the zenith of success.'
  8. 'The conflict's roots date back to the zenith of the British raj.'
  9. 'For me, music is the zenith in our life, the unreachable zenith.'
  10. 'Rossini was at the zenith of his career: the London papers referred to him as ‘the first composer of the day‘.'
The point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer.
  1. 'The center of the map is the zenith, the point in the sky directly overhead.'
  2. 'Negative view zenith angles correspond to the backscattering direction.'
  3. 'The sun reached its zenith and fell steeply on the western side, and they did not notice.'
  4. 'The two-hour delay in starting that morning began to take on increasing significance as the sun reached its zenith without disclosing Petersburg on the horizon.'

More definitions

1. the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer.Compare nadir.

2. a highest point or state; culmination.

More examples(as adjective)

"weeks can be zenith."

"comings can be zenith."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French or medieval Latin cenit, based on Arabic samt (ar-ra's) ‘path (over the head)’.