from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Astronomy A point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, diametrically opposite the zenith.
- n. The lowest point: the nadir of their fortunes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- n. The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
- n. The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
- n. An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
- v. To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
- n. The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That point of the heavens which is vertically below any station upon the earth.
- n. Hence The lowest point; the point of extreme depression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
- n. an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
To see Wes Craven descend back into his late-80s nadir is a tragic thing indeed.
The nadir is a middle eight that involves the curly-haired one intoning, "When IIIIIII talk to youuuuuuuuuuuuu, on the phhhooooonnnnneee" as if he actually hates his lover and wants her to bleed from the ears.
But market participants expect a near-term nadir for the cash rate of around 2.5%.
The depth is called the nadir, the lowest point, opposite the zenith on a celestial body.
The markets appear to be riding along on a combination of hope the EFSF has its shackles taken off and the view that valuations have reached a short-term nadir…as a result of ...
Fred Malek, told POLITICO the party now sits at its "nadir" - though he, like others, said its best hope is to wait for the economy to tarnish Obama.
The nadir is an argument that I’ve never before seen from even the least perceptive Oxenford backer:
Truly marking my nadir was the debate on bendy straws, in which I argued both pro and con.
The night when he had stumbled into the cafe in Dalton Street might well have been termed the nadir of Hodder's experience.
The nadir was the 2008 Olympic trials in Birmingham where, after 18 stop-start months of tendon problems in his feet, he could only finish third.