Apogee

Sam Stewart

Definition:

n. 1. The highest point in its orbit when a planet or satellite (usually the moon) is farthest from the earth.


2. The highest point; culmination; apex

Synonyms:

Peak, climax, crest

Antonyms:

Base, bottom, closest point

Sentences:

1. The moon's tidal influence lessens the farther it is from Earth; at its apogee, its tidal influence is at its absolute lowest.

2. After a hard day of climbing and backpacking, we finally reached the mountain's apogee.

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