Associations to the word «Nadir»


NADIR, noun. 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.
NADIR, noun. (figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
NADIR, noun. (astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
NADIR, noun. (beekeeping) (archaic) An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
NADIR, verb. (transitive) (beekeeping) To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.
NADIR, proper noun. A male given name.

Dictionary definition

NADIR, noun. An extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything.
NADIR, noun. The point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected.

Wise words

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