1 of a period of maximal use or demand or activity; "at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable" [ant: off-peak]
2 approaching or constituting a maximum; "maximal temperature"; "maximum speed"; "working at peak efficiency" [syn: highest, peak(a)]
1 the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak" [syn: extremum]
2 the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, prime, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush]
3 the highest level or degree attainable; "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" [syn: acme, height, elevation, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]
4 the top point of a mountain or hill; "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock" [syn: crown, crest, top, tip, summit]
7 a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead" [syn: bill, eyeshade, visor, vizor] v : to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"
- 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.
- For sine waves, the point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
upper-after corner of sail
narrow part of bow
- Finnish: keulapiikki
tip of anchor fluke
- Finnish: kynsi
point where a function attains a maximum
- To reach a peak or maximum.
- Historians argue about when the Roman Empire began to peak and ultimately decay.
to reach a peak
- Finnish: saavuttaa huppunsa
A Peak may refer to:
- A mountain
- More specifically, a pyramidal peak, a mountaintop that has been sculpted by erosion to form a point
- The highest, or sometimes the highest and lowest (see peak-to-peak),
points on a varying waveform
- Peak electricity usage times (peak demand)
- The British English term for the part of a hat known as the visor in American English
- Peak (mathematics), an (n-3)-dimensional element of a polytope
- Hubbert peak theory or peak oil, a theory that oil production worldwide is expected to reach a maximum level after which it will decline
- PEAKS(software) performs de novo peptide sequencing and protein identification on mass spectrometry data
- BIAS Peak – a professional audio editing program on the Apple platform
- Peak Practice, a British television drama series
- The highest corner of a four-sided, fore-aft sail
- Peak experiences
- Peak to Peak Charter School
- A nicknamed used to refer to British class 44 diesel locomotives, and also classes 45 and 46, since Class 44s were named after British hills and mountains, but the name also stuck for the outwardly near identical Class 45s and 46s, even though these carried different names.
- Stephen Peak, Australian lawyer and radio personality
- Peak Records, a record label
Proper geographical names include:
peak in Bulgarian: Връх
peak in German: Spitze
peak in Japanese: ピーク
peak in Romanian: Vârf
peak in Slovenian: Vrh
peak in Chinese: 山頂
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