IPA: nˈeɪdɝ


  • The point of the celestial sphere, directly opposite the zenith; inferior pole of the horizon; point of the celestial sphere directly under the place of observation.
  • (figuratively) The lowest point; time of greatest depression.
  • (astronomy) The axis of a projected conical shadow; the direction of the force of gravity at a location; down.
  • (beekeeping, archaic) An empty box added beneath a full one in a beehive to give the colony more room to expand or store honey.
  • A male given name.
  • A surname.


  • (transitive, beekeeping) To extend (a beehive) by adding an empty box at the base.

Examples of "nadir" in Sentences

  • This day was the nadir of his life.
  • The direction opposite of the nadir is the zenith.
  • He is writing at the nadir of positivism, in 1980.
  • The pole of the lower hemisphere is called the nadir.
  • The city lies at the nadir of the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Therefore, it passes through the zenith and the nadir.
  • The year 1198 was to be the nadir of Sverre's fortunes.
  • The Empire's nadir and apogee was within the same century.
  • The decline was accelerated by the invasion of India by Nadir Shah in 1739.
  • The period under review was perhaps the nadir of Jewish fortunes in Germany.
  • To see Wes Craven descend back into his late-80s nadir is a tragic thing indeed.
  • 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 nadir is an argument that I’ve never before seen from even the least perceptive Oxenford backer:
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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.

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