the most extreme possible amount or value
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)
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"
peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit(noun)
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
"the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
point, tip, peak(noun)
a V shape
"the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
vertex, peak, apex, acme(noun)
the highest point (of something)
"at the peak of the pyramid"
bill, peak, eyeshade, visor, vizor(verb)
a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
"he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
top out, peak(verb)
to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
"That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
Hence: 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.
Origin: [Cf. Peek.]
A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.
The stock market reached a peak in September 1929.
The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
To reach a highest degree or maximum.
To become sick or wan.
a point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap
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
the upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc
the narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it
the extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill
to rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak
to acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky
to pry; to peep slyly
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
Origin: [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. Pike.]
Peak is a children's novel by Roland Smith concerning the physical and emotional challenges that face a fourteen-year-old boy as he climbs Mount Everest. It was first published in 2007. Peak won the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pēk, n. a point: the pointed end of anything: the top of a mountain: (naut.) the upper outer corner of a sail extended by a gaff or yard, also the extremity of the gaff.—v.i. to rise upward in a peak: to look thin or sickly.—v.t. (naut.) to raise the point (of a gaff) more nearly perpendicular.—adjs. Peaked, pointed: ending in a point: having a thin or sickly look; Peak′ing, sickly, pining, sneaking; Peak′ish, having peaks: thin or sickly looking; Peak′y (Tenn.), having or showing peaks. [M. E. pec—Ir. peac, a sharp thing. Cf. Beak, Pike.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PEAK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3444
Rank popularity for the word 'PEAK' in Nouns Frequency: #1169
The numerical value of PEAK in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of PEAK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Feeling passionate about something is like getting a peak at your soul smiling back at you.
It’s only a half a day’s drive from the earliest peak to the latest peak in New England, so if you have the ability to get in a car, and some flexibility in your plans, you can find the peak.
The reason why a human could conquer the highest mountain peak is because human determination and confidence are stronger and higher than any peak, when they peak. So never let your vision be minimized, instead, get MickeyMized.
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Translations for PEAK
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- vrcholek, vrcholCzech
- Gipfel, MaximumGerman
- چکاد, قلهPersian
- huippu, [[olla]] [[huippu]], lippa, [[olla]] [[korkeimmillaan]], kynsi, kärki, [[saavuttaa]] [[huippunsa]], maksimipiste, keulapiikki, [[nousta]] [[huipulle]]Finnish
- mullachScottish Gaelic
- orom, hegycsúcs, csúcsHungarian
- 頂点, ピーク, 頂上, 尖頭値, 山頂, 尖頭, 最大値Japanese
- მწვერვალი, პიკი, წვეროGeorgian
- keho, keo, keokeonga, tautaraMāori
- culme, vârfRomanian
- пик, кончик, вершина, максимум, остриёRussian
- topp, spetsSwedish
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