peak

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noun
1 mountain top
ADJECTIVE
high, lofty, towering
craggy, jagged, rocky, sharp
snow-capped, snow-covered, snowy
distant
mountain
VERB + PEAK
climb, conquer, scale
PEAK + VERB
loom, rise, tower

We looked up at the rocky peaks towering above us.

PREPOSITION
on a/the peak

climbers on the distant mountain peaks

2 highest level, rate, etc.
ADJECTIVE
all-time

The share index rose to a new all-time peak of 2112.

seasonal
summer, winter, etc.

The influx of tourists has reached its summer peak.

sharp

The graph shows two very sharp price peaks.

VERB + PEAK
rise to, rise towards/toward

Production is rising back towards/toward its 1999 peak.

hit, reach
fall below, fall from, pass
be past

Her performance is just past its peak.

PEAK + NOUN
hours, period, season, time, year
demand

at times of peak demand

rate

peak-rate phone calls

level
efficiency, performance

The engine is tuned to peak efficiency.

fitness (esp. BrE), form
PREPOSITION
at a/the/your peak

The crisis was now at its peak.

At his peak he was the best player in the world.

peak of

She is at the peak of her popularity.

The party's numbers reached a peak of 40 000 in 2001.

PHRASES
in peak condition

You want your hair to look in peak condition.

peaks and troughs

Economic life moves in cycles of peaks and troughs.

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verb
Peak is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑movement
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adj.
Peak is used with these nouns: ↑condition, ↑demand, ↑efficiency, ↑fitness, ↑hour, ↑incidence, ↑load, ↑performance, ↑period, ↑production, ↑season, ↑time, ↑workload, ↑year

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  • Peak — Peak, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peak — 〈[pi:k] m. 6〉 1. 〈Phys.〉 Spitzenwert eines Signals o. Ä. 2. 〈allg.〉 Spitze, Spitzenwert, Höhepunkt 3. Bergspitze, gipfel (bes. in engl. Namen); →a. Pik1 [engl., „Spitze, Gipfel“] * * * Peak [ pi:k; engl. Gipfel, Spitze, Scheitelpunkt], der; s, s …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Peak — Peak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peaked}; 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. To acquire sharpness of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peak — peak1 [pēk] vi. [< ?] to become sickly; waste away; droop peak2 [pēk] n. [var. of PIKE5] 1. a tapering part that projects; pointed end or top, as of a cap, roof, etc. 2. part of the hairline coming to a point on the forehead; widow s peak …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Peak — (High Peak, spr. hai pīk, P. von Derby), ein breites Plateau mit steilen Wänden und tief eingeschnittenen Tälern im nördlichen Derbyshire (England), das zur Penninischen Kette gehört und vom Derwent, Dove und Wye bewässert wird. Es erreicht im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peak — Peak, SC U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 61 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.268859 sq. miles (0.696341 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000671 sq. miles (0.001738 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.269530 sq. miles (0.698079 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Peak, SC — U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 61 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.268859 sq. miles (0.696341 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000671 sq. miles (0.001738 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.269530 sq. miles (0.698079 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peak — pointed top, 1520s, variant of PIKE (Cf. pike) (2) sharp point. Meaning top of a mountain first recorded 1630s, though pike was used in this sense c.1400. Figurative sense is 1784. Meaning point formed by hair on the forehead is from 1833. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peak — [n1] top of something aiguille, alp, apex, brow, bump, cope, crest, crown, hill, mount, mountain, pinnacle, point, roof, spike, summit, tip, vertex; concepts 509,836 Ant. base, bottom, nadir peak [n2] maximum, zenith acme, apex, apogee, capstone …   New thesaurus

  • peak|y — «PEE kee», adjective, peak|i|er, peak|i|est. 1. peaked or pointed; peaklike. 2. abounding in peaks …   Useful english dictionary

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