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Definition of Zenith

Zenith

  1. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir.
  2. hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.

Zenith Quotations

In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought... I must put a roof on this toilet.
Les Dawson

American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
Zbigniew Brzezinski

There is a tradition that sees journalism as the dark side of literature, with book writing at its zenith. I don't agree. I think that all written work constitutes literature, even graffiti.
Eduardo Galeano

Each man is always in the middle of the surface of the earth and under the zenith of his own hemisphere, and over the centre of the earth.
Leonardo da Vinci

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
Conrad Hall
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Zenith Translations

zenith in Dutch is hoogtepunt, zenit
zenith in German is Scheitelpunkt
zenith in Italian is vertice
zenith in Swedish is zenit
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