HyperDic: apex

English > 2 senses of the word apex:
NOUNlocationapex, vertex, peak, acmethe highest point / point (of something)
locationapex, solar apex, apex of the sun's waythe point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
apex > pronunciation
Soundsey'peh.ks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > apex: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe highest point / point (of something).
Synonymsvertex, peak, acme
NarrowercrownThe part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
roof peakThe highest point of a roof
Broaderextreme point, extreme, extremumThe point located farthest from the middle of something
Spanishápice, apogeo, cima, colmo, cumbre, cúspide, vértice
Catalanacme, àpex, cim, cúspide, vèrtex
Adjectivesapicalsituated at an apex
English > apex: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars.
Synonymssolar apex, apex of the sun's way
Part ofcelestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkinThe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
Broadercelestial pointA point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
OppositeantapexThe point opposite in direction from the solar apex
Spanishápex, ápice
Catalanàpex
Adjectivesapicalsituated at an apex

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