A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity: the top of a cap; the peak of a roof.
The pointed summit of a mountain.
The mountain itself.
The point of a beard.
A widow's peak.
the idea of greatest development, price, or intensity: a novel written at peak of this publisher's job. See Synonyms at summit.
Physics the greatest worth attained by a varying quantity: a peak in current.
Nautical The slim portion of a ship's hull during the bow or stern.
Nautical top of the after part of a fore-and-aft sail.
Nautical The outermost end of a gaff.
a place; the razor-sharp end or top of something that terminates in a place; as, the top, or front, of a cap.
the best price reached by some volume in a time period.
The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; usually, your whole slope or mountain, specially when separated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
the top of aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- found in numerous combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
The thin element of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
The extremity of an anchor fluke; the balance.
a nearby maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point of which the worthiness of y is at its optimum.
A point; the razor-sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a place.
the most effective, or the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a place; frequently, your whole mountain or mountain, esp. when isolated.
The upper aftermost place of a fore-and-aft sail; -- utilized in numerous combinations
The slim element of a vessel's bow, and/or hold within it.
The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
A projecting point; the termination of whatever terminates in a place.
Specifically— A projecting section of a head-covering; the fabric vizor projecting facing a cap.
The high sharp ridge-bone associated with the head of a setter-dog.
Same as pee.
A precipitous mountain; a mountain with steeply inclined sides, or one which is specially conspicuous on account of its level over the adjacent region, or because more or less isolated.
Nautical: The upper corner of a sail that is extended by a gaff; in addition, the extremity of this gaff. See cut under gaff.
The contracted element of a ship's hold on extremities, for ward or aft. The peak forward is called the forepeak; that aft, the after-peak. Additionally spelled peek.
the utmost of a load-curve.
In mech., a heavy load; the heaviest load (on an engine or generator): so named because a peak or protruding point is created in the line traced by the point of a recording dynamometer during the time of the hefty load or of a maximum load. See load, 8, and peak-load.
In turpentining, the position formed because of the conference of the two lines on face.
[capitalized] A name applied to a village at the sides or extreme boundaries of a township: as, Derry Peak, in the eastern boundary of Derry.
the time scale of greatest success or efficiency
the utmost effective or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
the best amount or degree attainable; the best phase of development
Nautical, to increase (a gaff) more obliquely into the mast.
to appear sickly; be or become emaciated.
to produce a mean figure; sneak.
An obsolete spelling of peek.
Pertaining or regarding the large point in the diagram from a recording meter, due to a peak or hefty load. See peak, n., 4 and 5.
Of a whale, to improve (the end or flukes) high in the atmosphere when coming up with a perpendicular dive: this work is named because of the whalers peaking the flukes. T. Beale, Nat. Hist. Sperm-whale, p. 44.