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peak

peak

 
 
pronunciation:
pik
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the top part of a mountain that tapers to a point, or such a mountain itself.
When they reached the peak of the mountain, they planted a flag.The Himalayas contain the highest peaks in the world.
synonyms:
crest, mountaintop, pinnacle, summit
similar words:
apex, height, mountain, prominence, tor, vertex
definition 2: the protruding bill of a cap; visor.
As a greeting, he touched his hand to the peak of his cap.
synonyms:
bill, visor
similar words:
brim, flap, sunshade
definition 3: the point of highest intensity, achievement, value, position, or the like.
That day saw a surprising stock market peak.She is at the peak of her development as a singer.We were lucky to sell our house when prices were at their peak.
synonyms:
acme, apex, climax, crest, culmination, ne plus ultra, pinnacle, summit, zenith
similar words:
apogee, best, flood tide, flower, height, heyday, maximum, meridian, pitch, prime, top, ultimate
definition 4: any tapering, pointed protuberance or projection.
synonyms:
cusp, point, tip
similar words:
beak, crest, prominence, protrusion, spire
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: peaked, peaking, peaks
definition 1: to reach a point of highest intensity, achievement, value, placement, or the like.
The company's earnings peaked in 1986.
synonyms:
climax, crest, culminate
definition 2: to rise or protrude in a point.
synonyms:
jut, spire
similar words:
beetle, project, protrude, rise, tower
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: at or near a maximum level.
He raced at peak speed today.They succeeded by putting in their peak effort.
synonyms:
maximum, nth, supreme, utmost
similar words:
extreme, fine, great, high, prime, top, ultimate
derivation: peaklike (adj.)
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