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Meaning & Definition of Peak in English

English

Peak

/pik/

noun

1. The most extreme possible amount or value

  • "Voltage peak"
    synonym:
  • extremum
  • ,
  • peak

2. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    synonym:
  • flower
  • ,
  • prime
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • heyday
  • ,
  • bloom
  • ,
  • blossom
  • ,
  • efflorescence
  • ,
  • flush

3. The highest level or degree attainable

  • The highest stage of development
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • acme
  • ,
  • height
  • ,
  • elevation
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • pinnacle
  • ,
  • summit
  • ,
  • superlative
  • ,
  • meridian
  • ,
  • tiptop
  • ,
  • top

4. The top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

  • "The view from the peak was magnificent"
  • "They clambered to the tip of monadnock"
  • "The region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
    synonym:
  • peak
  • ,
  • crown
  • ,
  • crest
  • ,
  • top
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • summit

5. A v shape

  • "The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • peak

6. The highest point (of something)

  • "At the peak of the pyramid"
    synonym:
  • vertex
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • apex
  • ,
  • acme

7. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

  • "He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • eyeshade
  • ,
  • visor
  • ,
  • vizor

verb

1. To reach the highest point

  • Attain maximum intensity, activity
  • "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"
  • "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
    synonym:
  • top out
  • ,
  • peak

Examples of using

Mount Everest is the world's highest peak.