Apogee (noun)

The point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited.


Late 17th century: from french apogée, from greek apogaios "at the highest point", from apo- "away from" + gaia "earth".


  1. The satellite reached its apogee and began to descend.
  2. The lunar module reached the apogee of its orbit before beginning its descent to the surface.
  3. The planet was at apogee when the probe passed by it.
  4. The comet was closest to the sun at its perihelion and most distant at its apogee.
  5. The balloon reached its apogee and began to deflate.
Some random words: edify, blinder, gringo