What does PEEK mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peek, peep(verb)

    a secret look

  2. glance, peek, glint(verb)

    throw a glance at; take a brief look at

    "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"


  1. peek(Verb)

    To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.

  2. peek(Verb)

    To retrieve the value from (a memory address).

  3. Origin: From *, piken, probably a fusion of peep and keek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peek(verb)

    to look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep

  2. Origin: [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce, prick, E. pique. Cf. Peak.]


  1. PEEK

    Polyether ether ketone is a colourless organic polymer thermoplastic in the polyaryletherketone family, used in engineering applications.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peek

    pēk, v.i. to peep.—n. Peek′aboo, a children's game, from the cry made when hiding one's eyes.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. peek

    (and poke) The commands in most microcomputer BASICs for directly accessing memory contents at an absolute address; often extended to mean the corresponding constructs in any HLL (peek reads memory, poke modifies it). Much hacking on small, non-MMU micros used to consist of peeking around memory, more or less at random, to find the location where the system keeps interesting stuff. Long (and variably accurate) lists of such addresses for various computers circulated. The results of pokes at these addresses may be highly useful, mildly amusing, useless but neat, or (most likely) total lossage (see killer poke).Since a real operating system provides useful, higher-level services for the tasks commonly performed with peeks and pokes on micros, and real languages tend not to encourage low-level memory groveling, a question like “How do I do a peek in C?” is diagnostic of the newbie. (Of course, OS kernels often have to do exactly this; a real kernel hacker would unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute address to a pointer variable and indirect through it.)

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Anagrams for PEEK »

  1. Peke

  2. keep

  3. kepe


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEEK in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEEK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Bromel:

    They say dreams are the windows of the soul--take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.

  2. Molly Ringwald:

    While there, he takes the opportunity to peek under Claire’s skirt and, though the audience doesn’t see, it is implied that he touches her inappropriately.

  3. Victor Sedinger:

    Walk around your property [and peek at your neighbors]. If you see anything or any area where water stands, fix it, tip it, get rid of it or maintain it regularly.

  4. Derrick Coleman:

    The biggest challenge was making sure the quarterback knows that I'm there, i'm yelling at him letting him know I'm in. That means you take an extra quick peek at me, that's all.

  5. Anthony Letai:

    We can take an early peek to see if the cancer cell is being pushed toward death. What makes this especially powerful, is that we're not restricted to using one drug at a time, it can test the effectiveness of combinations.

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