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 for Meridian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meridian \Me*rid"i*an\, a. [F. m['e]ridien, L. meridianus
     pertaining to noon, fr. meridies noon, midday, for older
     medidies; medius mid, middle + dies day. See Mid, and
     Diurnal.]
     1. Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or
        passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in
        his diurnal course. "Meridian hour." --Milton.
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              Tables . . . to find the altitude meridian.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. Pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as,
        meridian splendor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meridian \Me*rid"i*an\, n. [F. m['e]ridien. See Meridian, a.]
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     1. Midday; noon.
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     2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or
        the like; culmination.
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              I have touched the highest point of all my
              greatness,
              And from that full meridian of my glory
              I haste now to my setting.            --Shak.
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     3. (Astron.) A great circle of the sphere passing through the
        poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It
        is crossed by the sun at midday.
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     4. (Geog.) A great circle on the surface of the earth,
        passing through the poles and any given place; also, the
        half of such a circle included between the poles.
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     Note: The planes of the geographical and astronomical
           meridians coincide. Meridians, on a map or globe, are
           lines drawn at certain intervals due north and south,
           or in the direction of the poles.
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     Calculated for the meridian of, or fitted to the meridian
     of, or adapted to the meridian of, suited to the local
        circumstances, capabilities, or special requirements of.
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              All other knowledge merely serves the concerns of
              this life, and is fitted to the meridian thereof.
                                                    --Sir M. Hale.
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     First meridian or prime meridian, the meridian from which
        longitudes are reckoned. The meridian of Greenwich is the
        one commonly employed in calculations of longitude by
        geographers, and in actual practice, although in various
        countries other and different meridians, chiefly those
        which pass through the capitals of the countries, are
        occasionally used; as, in France, the meridian of Paris;
        in the United States, the meridian of Washington, etc.
  
     Guide meridian (Public Land Survey), a line, marked by
        monuments, running North and South through a section of
        country between other more carefully established meridians
        called principal meridians, used for reference in
        surveying. [U.S.]
  
     Magnetic meridian, a great circle, passing through the
        zenith and coinciding in direction with the magnetic
        needle, or a line on the earth's surface having the same
        direction.
  
     Meridian circle (Astron.), an instrument consisting of a
        telescope attached to a large graduated circle and so
        mounted that the telescope revolves like the transit
        instrument in a meridian plane. By it the right ascension
        and the declination of a star may be measured in a single
        observation.
  
     Meridian instrument (Astron.), any astronomical instrument
        having a telescope that rotates in a meridian plane.
  
     Meridian of a globe, or Brass meridian, a graduated
        circular ring of brass, in which the artificial globe is
        suspended and revolves.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  meridian
      adj 1: of or happening at noon; "meridian hour"
      2: being at the best stage of development; "our manhood's prime
         vigor"- Robert Browning [syn: prime, meridian]
      n 1: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage
           of development; "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" [syn: acme, height, elevation, peak,
           pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop,
           top]
      2: a town in eastern Mississippi
      3: an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing
         through the north and south poles at right angles to the
         equator; "all points on the same meridian have the same
         longitude" [syn: meridian, line of longitude]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  184 Moby Thesaurus words for "meridian":
     Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones,
     Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection,
     Miller projection, Torrid Zone, Tropic of Cancer,
     Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, acmatic, acme,
     aeronautical chart, apex, aphelion, apical, apogee,
     astronomical chart, astronomical longitude, atlas,
     autumnal equinox, azimuthal equidistant projection,
     azimuthal projection, brow, cap, capital, cartographer,
     cartography, celestial chart, celestial equator, celestial globe,
     celestial longitude, celestial meridian, chart, chief,
     chorographer, chorography, circle, climate, climatic chart, climax,
     clime, cloud nine, colures, conic projection, consummate,
     contour line, contour map, crest, crown, culmen, culmination,
     cylindrical projection, ecliptic, edge, eight bells, equator,
     equinoctial, equinoctial circle, equinoctial colure, equinox,
     extreme limit, extremity, galactic longitude,
     general reference map, geocentric longitude, geodetic longitude,
     globe, gnomonic projection, graphic scale, great circle, grid line,
     hachure, head, headmost, heaven, heavens, height,
     heliocentric longitude, heliographic chart, high noon, highest,
     highest pitch, highest point, horse latitudes, hydrographic chart,
     index, isoline, latitude, layer tint, legend, limit, longitude,
     longitude in arc, map, map maker, map projection, mapper, maximal,
     maximum, meridiem, meridional, midday, mountaintop, ne plus ultra,
     no place higher, noon, noonday, nooning, noonish, noonlight,
     noonlit, noontide, noontime, orbit, overmost, parallel, paramount,
     peak, perigee, perihelion, period, photogrammetrist,
     photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography, physical map, pinnacle,
     pitch, point, pole, political map, polyconic projection,
     preeminent, prime meridian, projection, relief map,
     representative fraction, ridge, road map, roaring forties, scale,
     seventh heaven, sinusoidal projection, sky, small circle,
     solstitial colure, special map, spire, subtropics, summit,
     summital, supreme, terrain map, terrestrial globe, the line,
     thematic map, tip, tip-top, top, topmost, topographer,
     topographic chart, topography, trajectory, transportation map,
     tropic, tropics, ultimate, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost,
     utmost, vernal equinox, vertex, vertical, very top, weather chart,
     weather map, zenith, zenithal, zodiac, zone
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    350
     Housing Units (2000): 120
     Land area (2000):     0.692018 sq. miles (1.792318 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.692018 sq. miles (1.792318 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46646
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             43.163531 N, 76.535045 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, NY
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, CO -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Colorado
     Population (2000):    184
     Housing Units (2000): 140
     Land area (2000):     7.610856 sq. miles (19.712025 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000962 sq. miles (0.002492 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.611818 sq. miles (19.714517 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50012
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.548714 N, 104.850969 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, CO
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    34919
     Housing Units (2000): 12293
     Land area (2000):     11.788751 sq. miles (30.532723 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.788751 sq. miles (30.532723 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            52120
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             43.614229 N, 116.398963 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     83642
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, ID
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    54
     Housing Units (2000): 31
     Land area (2000):     0.198858 sq. miles (0.515041 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.198858 sq. miles (0.515041 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47800
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.843545 N, 97.246625 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73058
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, OK
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    1485
     Housing Units (2000): 643
     Land area (2000):     7.631141 sq. miles (19.764563 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.009790 sq. miles (0.025357 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.640931 sq. miles (19.789920 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47810
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             34.416951 N, 97.969636 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73058
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, OK
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    3794
     Housing Units (2000): 1524
     Land area (2000):     2.836236 sq. miles (7.345817 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.004892 sq. miles (0.012669 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.841128 sq. miles (7.358486 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            48728
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.854415 N, 79.956359 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, PA
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    1491
     Housing Units (2000): 600
     Land area (2000):     2.163088 sq. miles (5.602372 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.005137 sq. miles (0.013304 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.168225 sq. miles (5.615676 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47760
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             31.924649 N, 97.656668 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     76665
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, TX
      Meridian
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Meridian, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    39968
     Housing Units (2000): 17890
     Land area (2000):     45.117740 sq. miles (116.854406 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.752075 sq. miles (1.947864 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    45.869815 sq. miles (118.802270 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46640
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             32.374841 N, 88.704160 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39301 39305 39307
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Meridian, MS
      Meridian
  

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