Word of the Day – Zenith

By November 10, 2019Word of the Day

Zenith (noun)


The time at which something is most powerful or successful.

Late Middle English from Old French or medieval Latin cenit, based on Arabic samt (ar-ra’s) ‘path (over the head)’.

Example sentences

“In the 1990s girl power was at its zenith.”

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