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Definitions and Synonyms of meridian | Another word for meridian | What is meridian?

Definition 1: an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator - [noun denoting location]

Samples where meridian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all points on the same meridian have the same longitude

Synonyms for meridian in the sense of this definition

(meridian is a kind of ...) a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center

(... is a kind of meridian ) a meridian that passes through the observer's zenith

(... is a kind of meridian ) meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)

(... is a kind of meridian ) an imaginary line passing through both magnetic poles of the Earth

(... is an instance of meridian) an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian

Definition 2: a town in eastern Mississippi - [noun denoting location]

(meridian is an instance of ...) an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city

"they drive through town on their way to work"

(... is part of meridian) a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

Definition 3: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where meridian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for meridian in the sense of this definition

(meridian is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 4: of or happening at noon - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where meridian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meridian hour

Definition 5: being at the best stage of development - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meridian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our manhood's prime vigor

Synonyms for meridian in the sense of this definition

(meridian is similar to ...) having reached full natural growth or development

"a mature cell"

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