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8 definitions found
 for peak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peag \Peag\ (p[=e]g), n. [Written also peage, peak,
     peeke.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by
     shortening of wampumpeag. --RHUD.]
     A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic
     coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to
     polished white cylindrical beads. See also wampum.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peak \Peak\ (p[=e]k), 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Silent upon a peak in Darien.         --Keats.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Naut.)
        (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; --
            used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards,
            peak-brails, etc.
        (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within
            it.
        (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the
            last sense written also pea and pee.]
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Fore peak. (Naut.) See under Fore.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peak \Peak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peaked (p[=e]kt); 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. Hence: To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity
        of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed
        by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his
        performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX
        model peaked at 20,000 per year.
        [PJC]
  
     3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
        thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. [Cf. Peek.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peak
      n 1: the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
           [syn: extremum, peak]
      2: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn:
         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" [syn: 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" [syn: peak, crown, crest,
         top, tip, summit]
      5: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
         [syn: point, tip, peak]
      6: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the
         pyramid" [syn: 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" [syn:
         bill, peak, eyeshade, visor, vizor]
      v 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"
           [syn: top out, peak] [ant: bottom out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  269 Moby Thesaurus words for "peak":
     acme, acme of perfection, all, allophone, alp, alveolar, apex,
     apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apogee, articulation, aspiration,
     assimilation, be poised, bilabial, bill, billow, boom, bore,
     bottoming out, break, breakers, brim, brow, business cycle,
     business fluctuations, bust, cacuminal, cap, capstone, ceiling,
     cerebral, check, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, climax,
     cloud nine, cog, comb, comber, consonant, consummate, consummation,
     continuant, cooling off, crag, crash, crest, crisis, crown, culmen,
     culminate, culmination, dash, decline, dental, depression,
     diphthong, dirty water, dissimilation, downturn, droop, dwindle,
     eagre, ebb and flow, economic cycle, economic expansion,
     economic growth, edge, elevation, eminence, end, epenthetic vowel,
     expanding economy, expansion, explosive, extreme, extreme limit,
     extremity, fade, fail, fang, flag, frost, glide, glottal,
     glottalization, gravity wave, ground swell, growth, guttural,
     harrow, head, heave, heaven, heavens, heavy sea, heavy swell,
     height, high growth rate, high noon, high point, highest degree,
     highest pitch, highest point, hill, hilltop, ice, jag, knoll,
     labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, languish,
     laryngeal, last word, lateral, lift, limit, lingual, liquid,
     lofty peak, lop, lose strength, low, manner of articulation,
     market expansion, maximum, meridian, modification, monophthong,
     morphophoneme, mount, mountain, mountaintop, mute, nasal,
     ne plus ultra, nib, no place higher, noon, nth degree, occlusive,
     outtop, overarch, overtop, palatal, parasitic vowel, peaking,
     pecten, perfection, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme,
     pic, pico, pike, pine, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pitch,
     plosive, point, pole, popple, precipice, projection, prosperity,
     prothetic vowel, rake, ratchet, recession, recovery, retroflex,
     ridge, riffle, ripple, rise, rise and fall, roll, roller, roof,
     rough water, run down, sawtooth, scend, sea, segmental phoneme,
     semivowel, send, seventh heaven, sink, sky, slowdown, slump, smash,
     snag, snaggle, sonant, sonority, speech sound, spire, sprocket,
     spur, steeple, stop, summit, surd, surf, surge, surmount, swell,
     syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, the whole, tidal bore,
     tidal wave, tide wave, tip, tip-top, tooth, top, top off, top out,
     tor, toss, transition sound, triphthong, trough, tsunami, ultimate,
     undulate, undulation, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, upturn,
     utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, velar, vertex, very top, visor,
     vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound,
     voicing, vowel, waste, waste away, water wave, wave, wavelet,
     weaken, white horses, whitecaps, wilt, wither, wither away,
     zenith
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  PEAK
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From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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 code:            55150
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.237174 N, 81.325737 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Peak, SC
      Peak
  

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