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English Dictionary: Peak by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
peak
n
  1. the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
    Synonym(s): extremum, peak
  2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    Synonym(s): 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(s): 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(s): peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit
  5. a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
    Synonym(s): point, tip, peak
  6. the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): top out, peak
    Antonym(s): bottom out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peag \Peag\, n. [Written also {peage}, {peak}, {peeke}.] [Prob.
      of North Amer. Indian origin.]
      A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic
      coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to
      polished white cylindrical beads.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]Run your
            beard into a peak.[b8] --Beau. & Fl.
  
      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.
  
                     Silent upon a peak in Darien.            --Keats.
  
      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}.]
  
      {Fore peak}. (Naut.) See under {Fore}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.
  
      2. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
            thin or sicky. [bd]Dwindle, peak, and pine.[b8] --Shak.
  
      3. [Cf. {Peek}.] To pry; to peep slyly. --Shak.
  
      {Peak arch} (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Peak, SC (town, FIPS 55150)
      Location: 34.23811 N, 81.32906 W
      Population (1990): 78 (37 housing units)
      Area: 0.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
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