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Definition of Meridian


  1. Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course.
  2. Pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as, meridian splendor.
  3. Midday; noon.
  4. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination.
  5. A great circle of the sphere passing through the poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It is crossed by the sun at midday.
  6. A great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles.

Meridian Translations

meridian in German is Meridian
meridian in Italian is meridiano
meridian in Spanish is meridiano
meridian in Swedish is meridian