Definitions for PEAKpik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

peakpik(n.)

  1. a mountain with a pointed summit.

  2. the pointed top of anything.

  3. the highest or most important point or level.

  4. the maximum point, degree, or volume of anything.

  5. the time of the day or year when traffic, use, or demand is greatest and charges, fares, etc., are highest.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. a projecting point.

  7. Ref: widow's peak.

  8. the projecting front piece of a cap or hat.

  9. Category: Phonetics

    Ref: nucleus (def. 7a). 8 1

  10. the contracted part of a ship's hull at the bow or the stern. the upper after corner of a sail that is extended by a gaff.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  11. (v.i.)to project in a peak.

  12. to attain a peak of activity, development, popularity, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. (v.t.)to raise the after end of (a yard, gaff, etc.) to or toward an angle above the horizontal.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  14. (adj.)attaining or being at the highest or maximum level, point, use, etc:

    peak performance; the peak travel season.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of peak:

1520–30; perh. < MLG pēk pick, pike

peakpik(v.i.)

  1. to become weak, thin, and sickly.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of peak:

1500–10; orig. uncert.

peak′ish•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extremum, peak(noun)

    the most extreme possible amount or value

    "voltage peak"

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. point, tip, peak(noun)

    a V shape

    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

  6. vertex, peak, apex, acme(noun)

    the highest point (of something)

    "at the peak of the pyramid"

  7. 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"

  8. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. peak(noun)pik

    the highest level sth can achieve

    at the peak of his career; The noise reached a peak at around midnight.

  2. peakpik

    the top of a mountain

    They reached the peak at noon.

  3. peakpik

    the curved part of a cap that sticks out above the eyes

    the peak of his baseball cap

  4. peak(adjective)pik

    (of a level) at its highest

    Unemployment had reached its peak level.; a runner's peak performance

  5. peakpik

    (of a time or period) the busiest

    Avoid traveling during peak times.; peak vacation periods

Wiktionary

  1. peak(Noun)

    A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.

  2. peak(Noun)

    The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.

    The stock market reached a peak in September 1929.

  3. peak

    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.

  4. peak

    The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.

  5. peak

    The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.

  6. peak

    The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.

  7. peak

    A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.

  8. peak(Verb)

    To reach a highest degree or maximum.

  9. peak(Verb)

    To become sick or wan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peak(noun)

    a point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap

  2. Peak(noun)

    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

  3. Peak(noun)

    the upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc

  4. Peak(noun)

    the narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it

  5. Peak(noun)

    the extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill

  6. Peak(verb)

    to rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak

  7. Peak(verb)

    to acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky

  8. Peak(verb)

    to pry; to peep slyly

  9. Peak(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Peak

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PEAK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3444

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PEAK' in Nouns Frequency: #1169


Translations for PEAK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

peak(noun)

the pointed top of a mountain or hill

snow-covered peaks.

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