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Definition of 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

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

American power worldwide is at its historic zenith.
Zbigniew Brzezinski

I think that whenever a nation feels itself to be at is zenith, it starts to feel a creeping sense of anxiety.
Robert Harris

The late '70's and early '80s is the zenith of a certain craftsmanship in sound recording.
Thomas Bangalter
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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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