a great circle of the earth passing through the poles and any given point on the earth's surface.
the half of such a circle included between the poles.
Astronomy. the great circle of the celestial sphere that passes through its poles and the observer's zenith.
a point or period of highest development, greatest prosperity, or the like.
(in acupuncture) any of the pathways in the body along which vital energy flows.
of or relating to a meridian.
of or relating to midday or noon: the meridian hour.
of or indicating a period of greatest prosperity, splendor, success, etc.
Other definitions for Meridian (2 of 2)
a city in E Mississippi.
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How to use meridian in a sentence
The practice is based on how energy, or qi, flows through the body along a series of channels called meridians—similar to the way nerves and vessels carry messages and blood throughout every system.
Located about 30 miles west of Boise, the trail works its way through meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell.
A 2020 City Council vote allowed shelter villages at 13 community-serving properties, including meridian.Cities Are Eyeing Shelters for Their Homeless Populations | Lisa Halverstadt | November 22, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
For the uninitiated, ASMR—autonomous sensory meridian response—is the soothing, tingling sensation many people get from listening to certain sounds, like whispering and tapping and the crinkling of paper.Help, I’m Obsessed with Chiropractors on Instagram | Grace Perry | April 21, 2021 | Outside Online
In meridian, Idaho, for instance, hundreds of teachers called in sick in October to protest unsafe working conditions, shutting down the state’s largest public school district for two days.The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? | Abigail Abrams | January 17, 2021 | Time
About Blood meridian, Bloom has said, “The violence is the book.”Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons | William Giraldi | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To its proponents Andhra was the meridian, after 600 years of division and dispersal, of Telugu civilization.
meridian police were not amused and vowed to collect affidavits with an eye toward arresting the perpetrators.
Sure enough, it was founded at a meeting in meridian, Mississippi in 1888.
Or Blood meridian, a towering achievement of American history wedded to aestheticization?C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel | C.E. Morgan | August 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But from south-westerly winds, were no further advanced by the 8th than the meridian of Cape Chatham.
At this place he obtained an indifferent meridian altitude which placed it in 16 degrees 40 minutes 18 seconds South.
Except in rare cases, all observations are made within three hours of the meridian.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
According to all precedents the battle should have ended in an Indian rout by the time the sun crossed the meridian.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
They had driven across to meridian Street, and Mrs. Owen sent the horses into town at a comfortable trot.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for meridian
one of the imaginary lines joining the north and south poles at right angles to the equator, designated by degrees of longitude from 0° at Greenwich to 180°
the great circle running through both poles: See prime meridian
the great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the north and south celestial poles and the zenith and nadir of the observer
(as modifier): a meridian instrument
Also called: meridian section maths a section of a surface of revolution, such as a paraboloid, that contains the axis of revolution
the peak; zenith: the meridian of his achievements
(in acupuncture, etc) any of the channels through which vital energy is believed to circulate round the body
along or relating to a meridian
of or happening at noon
relating to the peak of something
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Scientific definitions for meridian
An imaginary line forming a great circle that passes through the Earth's North and South geographic poles.
Either half of such a circle from pole to pole. All the places on the same meridian have the same longitude. See illustration at longitude.
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Cultural definitions for meridian
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