Definitions of peak

  1. To look sickly or thin.
  2. 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.
  3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
  4. To pry; to peep slyly.
  5. to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; " That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"
  6. To raise a yard obliquely to the mast.
  7. To raise more obliquely.
  8. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; " he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
  9. the most extreme possible amount or value; " voltage peak"
  10. a V shape; " the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
  11. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  12. 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.
  13. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  14. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  15. 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 of Teneriffe.
  16. The upper aftermost corner of a fore- and- aft sail; - used in many combinations; as, peak- halyards, peak- brails, etc.
  17. The sharp- pointed summit of a mountain or hill; a mountain standing alone; a pointed end of anything; as, the peak of a roof; the extended front of a cap; the upper outer corner of an extended sail.
  18. A point: the pointed end of anything: the top of a mountain: ( naut.) the upper outer corner of a sail extended by a gaff or yard, also the extremity of the gaff.
  19. Pointed end of anything; sharp top of a mountain.
  20. A point or edge.
  21. A mountain summit.
  22. The top of a hill ending in a point; the end of anything terminating in a point; the end of a yard or gaff, or the upper corner of a sail extended by it.
  23. The top ridge or jutting part of a hill or mountain; the rising front part of a thing, terminating somewhat like a point; the upper, outer corner of an extended sail; a point.
  24. consisting of or causing a climax; " a peak experience"
  25. of a period of maximal use or demand or activity; " at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable"
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