Associations to the word «Peak»


PEAK, noun. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
PEAK, noun. The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.
PEAK, noun. (geography) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
PEAK, noun. (nautical) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
PEAK, noun. (nautical) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
PEAK, noun. (nautical) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
PEAK, noun. (mathematics) A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.
PEAK, verb. To reach a highest degree or maximum.
PEAK, verb. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
PEAK, verb. (intransitive) To become sick or wan.
PEAK, verb. (intransitive) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.
PEAK, verb. (intransitive) To pry; to peep slyly.
PEAK, verb. Misspelling of pique.
PEAK BODIES, noun. Plural of peak body
PEAK BODY, noun. (Australia) an organisation which represents an entire sector of industry or the community to the government, often incorporating other organisations in that area.
PEAK DISTRICT, proper noun. A national park in northern England.
PEAK FLOW, noun. The largest measure of air respired from the lungs
PEAK FLOW, noun. The largest volume of water discharged from a stream or river
PEAK FLOW METER, noun. (medicine) An instrument that monitors the peak expiratory flow rate of air from a person's bronchi; used to manage asthma.
PEAK FLOW METERS, noun. Plural of peak flow meter
PEAK HOUR, noun. Rush hour.
PEAK OIL, noun. The peak of the Earth's oil production.
PEAK ORGANISATION, noun. (UK) An organisation which represents an entire sector of industry or the community to the government, often incorporating other organisations in that area.
PEAK ORGANISATIONS, noun. Plural of peak organisation
PEAK SEASON, noun. In the tourist industry, the period of highest demand.
PEAK SEASONS, noun. Plural of peak season
PEAK VEHICLE REQUIREMENT, noun. (public transport) the number of vehicles required to operate the highest frequency service on a route.
PEAK VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS, noun. Plural of peak vehicle requirement
PEAK VISUAL, noun. (advertising) the image most recalled by the audience in each crescendo of moment-by-moment pictures, as seen in flow of attention research results.
PEAK VISUAL, noun. (advertising) an image most likely to be recalled long after viewing an advertisement and therefore most likely to contribute to a brand’s long-term image.

Dictionary definition

PEAK, noun. The most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak".
PEAK, noun. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity.
PEAK, noun. 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".
PEAK, noun. 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".
PEAK, noun. A V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points".
PEAK, noun. The highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid".
PEAK, noun. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead".
PEAK, verb. 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".

Wise words

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