noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
his 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
noun a town in eastern Mississippi
noun an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
line of longitude.
all points on the same meridian have the same longitude
adjective of or happening at noon
adjective satellite being at the best stage of development
our manhood's prime vigor"- Robert Browning
F. méridien, L. meridianus pertaining to noon, fr. meridies noon, midday, for older medidies; medius mid, middle + dies day. See Mid, and Diurnal.
Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course. "Meridian hour."
Tables ... to find the altitude meridian.
Pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as, meridian splendor.
F. méridien. See Meridian, a.
Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination.
I have touched the highest point of all my greatness,
And from that full meridian of my glory
I haste now to my setting.
(Astron.)A great circle of the sphere passing through the poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It is crossed by the sun at midday.
(Geog.)A great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles.✍ The planes of the geographical and astronomical meridians coincide. Meridians, on a map or globe, are lines drawn at certain intervals due north and south, or in the direction of the poles.
All other knowledge merely serves the concerns of this life, and is fitted to the meridian thereof.
Sir M. Hale.