Synonyms for zenith

Grammar : Noun
Spell : zee-nith or, esp. British, zen-ith
Phonetic Transcription : ˈzi nɪθ or, esp. British, ˈzɛn ɪθ

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Définition of zenith

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French cenith (Modern French zénith), from Medieval Latin cenit, senit, bungled scribal transliterations of Arabic samt "road, path," abbreviation of samt ar-ras, literally "the way over the head." Letter -m- misread as -ni-.
  • The Medieval Latin word could as well be influenced by the rough agreement of the Arabic term with classical Latin semita "sidetrack, side path" (notion of "thing going off to the side"), from se- "apart" + *mi-ta-, suffixed zero-grade form of PIE root *mei- "to change" (see mutable).
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Example sentences :
  • The Gladstone period had passed its zenith and its decadence had already begun.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • But no human being had interfered with their journey, and their hopes rose to the zenith.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • At the moment of his return to Thessaly he had reached the zenith of his greatness.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • Now these Phliasians were friends of Lacedaemon while at the zenith of her power.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • The Cherubim and Seraphim have wings that elevate them above our zenith.
  • Extract from : « Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863 » by Various
  • It was at the zenith of its height during the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries.
  • Extract from : « The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses » by Robert Charles Hope
  • Why are you still afraid, now that you're at the zenith of your hopes?
  • Extract from : « Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit) » by Frank Wedekind
  • The sun was at its zenith, as he passed above the Mallory place.
  • Extract from : « The Coyote » by James Roberts
  • Early in June it reached the same distance from the zenith which it had in December.
  • Extract from : « Great Astronomers » by R. S. Ball
  • The sunset had been red, and it left a colour that flared to the zenith.
  • Extract from : « The Long Roll » by Mary Johnston

Antonyms for zenith

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