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English adjective: meridian

1. meridian of or happening at noon

SamplesMeridian hour.

2. meridian being at the best stage of development

SamplesOur manhood's prime vigor.




English noun: meridian

1. meridian (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty.
The artist's gifts are at their acme.
At the height of her career.
The peak of perfection.
Summer was at its peak.
...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame.
The summit of his ambition.
So many highest superlatives achieved by man.
At the top of his profession.

Synonymsacme, elevation, height, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

2. Meridian (location) a town in eastern Mississippi

Instance hypernymtown

Part meronymMagnolia State, Mississippi, MS

3. meridian (location) an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator

SamplesAll points on the same meridian have the same longitude.

Synonymsline of longitude

Broader (hypernym)great circle

Narrower (hyponym)magnetic meridian, observer's meridian, prime meridian

Instance hyponymdate line, dateline, International Date Line

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