zenith

Part of speech: noun

The point in the celestial sphere that is exactly overhead.

Part of speech: noun

The culminating- point, as of prosperity.

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Usage examples "zenith":

  1. We may as well take the children, Zenith; they will enjoy it. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.
  2. At night, upon trying the telescope, we found it very faulty for stars near the zenith, where it had been free from fault before. - "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy", George Biddell Airy.
  3. She saw him crane his neck forward, as if looking ahead; and she herself, looking in that direction, could perceive that from the horizon almost to the zenith the stars had become invisible. - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.