- zeng guofan,
- zenger, john peter,
- zenith distance,
- zenith telescope,
- zenith tube,
- zenithal equidistant projection
Origin of zenith
Examples from the Web for zenith
This reached its zenith when he and Jon Stewart held their Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in 2010.
In his own mind he is at the zenith of his life, a man in full.
The major labor unions - then at the zenith of their political power - disliked Johnson.
In 1986, at the zenith of her strength, that figure was reduced to 1.9 million.How Margaret Thatcher Saved Britain and Changed the World|David Frum|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
(a) The early 1990s were the period of the crack epidemic, the zenith of American gun crime.
In the zenith—that is, above the top of the Pyramid—is a triangle surrounded by a glory; and in the centre is an all-seeing eye.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882|Joseph Wild
With every step, after that, this stately dome rose higher and higher into the blue sky, and at last seemed to occupy the zenith.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Cæsar was then near the zenith of his desires—a king's throne in central Italy.Lucretia Borgia|Ferdinand Gregorovius
The nadir is the lowest point in the heavens and the zenith is the highest.Keats: Poems Published in 1820|John Keats
Babylon touched the zenith of its grandeur two thousand four hundred and fifty years ago, when Nebuchadnezzar sat upon the throne.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
Word Origin for zenith
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).