Pronunciation: pēkt
n.1.A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
2.The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
Silent upon a peak in Darien.
- Keats.
3.(Naut.) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; - used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
Fore peak
(Naut.) See under Fore.
v. i.1.To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
[imp. & p. p. Peaked (pēkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Peaking.]
2.To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX model peaked at 20,000 per year.
3.To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.
4.To pry; to peep slyly.
Peak arch
(Arch.) a pointed or Gothic arch.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
Noun1.Peakpeak - the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
Synonyms: extremum
2.peak - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
3.peak - the highest level or degree attainable; "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"
4.peak - the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"
Synonyms: crest, summit, top, tip, crown
5.peak - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
Synonyms: tip, point
6.Peakpeak - the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid"
Synonyms: apex, vertex, acme
7.peak - a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
Synonyms: eyeshade, visor, vizor, bill
Verb1.peak - to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"
Adj.1.peak - of a period of maximal use or demand or activity; "at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable"
off-peak - of a period of less than maximal use or demand or activity; "off-peak telepone rates"; "off-peak fares"
2.peak - approaching or constituting a maximum; "maximal temperature"; "maximum speed"; "working at peak efficiency"
Synonyms: highest
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