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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a secret look;
[syn: peek, peep]


VERB (1)

1. throw a glance at; take a brief look at;
- Example: "She only glanced at the paper"
- Example: "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
[syn: glance, peek, glint]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peek \Peek\ (p[=e]k), v. i. [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce, prick, E. pique. Cf. Peak.] To look surreptitiously, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peek n 1: a secret look [syn: peek, peep] v 1: throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting" [syn: glance, peek, glint]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "peek": bend the eyes, blink, cast, direct the eyes, flash, gander, glance, glimpse, half an eye, look, meddle, nose, peep, peer, play peekaboo, pry, quick sight, rapid glance, slant, snoop, spy, squiz, take a peep, wink
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):

PEEK Partners Early Experience Kit (Taligent)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

peek n.,vt. (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.)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

PEEK The command in most microcomputer BASICs for reading memory contents (a byte) at an absolute address. POKE is the corresponding command to write a value to an absolute address. This is often extended to mean the corresponding constructs in any High Level Language. Much hacking on small microcomputers without MMUs consists of "peek"ing 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 circulate (see interrupt list). The results of "poke"s at these addresses may be highly useful, mildly amusing, useless but neat, or 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, operating system kernels often have to do exactly this; a real C hacker would unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute address to a pointer variable and indirect through it. [Jargon File] (1995-01-31)




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