Search Result for "peak":
1. the most extreme possible amount or value;
- Example: "voltage peak"
[syn: extremum, peak]
2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;
[syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush]
3. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;
- Example: "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"
- Example: "the artist's gifts are at their acme"
- Example: "at the height of her career"
- Example: "the peak of perfection"
- Example: "summer was at its peak"
- Example: "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"
- Example: "the summit of his ambition"
- Example: "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"
- Example: "at the top of his profession"
[syn: acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top]
4. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill);
- Example: "the view from the peak was magnificent"
- Example: "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"
- Example: "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
[syn: peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit]
5. a V shape;
- Example: "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
[syn: point, tip, peak]
6. the highest point (of something);
- Example: "at the peak of the pyramid"
[syn: vertex, peak, apex, acme]
7. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes;
- Example: "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
[syn: bill, peak, eyeshade, visor, vizor]
1. to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity;
- Example: "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
[syn: top out, peak]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peag \Peag\ (p[=e]g), n. [Written also peage, peak, peeke.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by shortening of wampumpeag. --RHUD.] A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to polished white cylindrical beads. See also wampum. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peak \Peak\ (p[=e]k), n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. Pike.] 1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. "Run your beard into a peak." --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Silent upon a peak in Darien. --Keats. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc. (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it. (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the last sense written also pea and pee.] [1913 Webster] Fore peak. (Naut.) See under Fore. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peak \Peak\, v. t. (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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peak \Peak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peaked (p[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Peaking.] 1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak. [1913 Webster] There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [PJC] 3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. [Cf. Peek.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
269 Moby Thesaurus words for "peak": acme, acme of perfection, all, allophone, alp, alveolar, apex, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apogee, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, be poised, bilabial, bill, billow, boom, bore, bottoming out, break, breakers, brim, brow, business cycle, business fluctuations, bust, cacuminal, cap, capstone, ceiling, cerebral, check, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, climax, cloud nine, cog, comb, comber, consonant, consummate, consummation, continuant, cooling off, crag, crash, crest, crisis, crown, culmen, culminate, culmination, dash, decline, dental, depression, diphthong, dirty water, dissimilation, downturn, droop, dwindle, eagre, ebb and flow, economic cycle, economic expansion, economic growth, edge, elevation, eminence, end, epenthetic vowel, expanding economy, expansion, explosive, extreme, extreme limit, extremity, fade, fail, fang, flag, frost, glide, glottal, glottalization, gravity wave, ground swell, growth, guttural, harrow, head, heave, heaven, heavens, heavy sea, heavy swell, height, high growth rate, high noon, high point, highest degree, highest pitch, highest point, hill, hilltop, ice, jag, knoll, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, languish, laryngeal, last word, lateral, lift, limit, lingual, liquid, lofty peak, lop, lose strength, low, manner of articulation, market expansion, maximum, meridian, modification, monophthong, morphophoneme, mount, mountain, mountaintop, mute, nasal, ne plus ultra, nib, no place higher, noon, nth degree, occlusive, outtop, overarch, overtop, palatal, parasitic vowel, peaking, pecten, perfection, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme, pic, pico, pike, pine, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pitch, plosive, point, pole, popple, precipice, projection, prosperity, prothetic vowel, rake, ratchet, recession, recovery, retroflex, ridge, riffle, ripple, rise, rise and fall, roll, roller, roof, rough water, run down, sawtooth, scend, sea, segmental phoneme, semivowel, send, seventh heaven, sink, sky, slowdown, slump, smash, snag, snaggle, sonant, sonority, speech sound, spire, sprocket, spur, steeple, stop, summit, surd, surf, surge, surmount, swell, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, the whole, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tip, tip-top, tooth, top, top off, top out, tor, toss, transition sound, triphthong, trough, tsunami, ultimate, undulate, undulation, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, upturn, utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, velar, vertex, very top, visor, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound, voicing, vowel, waste, waste away, water wave, wave, wavelet, weaken, white horses, whitecaps, wilt, wither, wither away, zenith