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English noun: peak

1. peak (quantity) the most extreme possible amount or value

SamplesVoltage peak.


Broader (hypernym)limit, limitation

Narrower (hyponym)lower limit, maximum, minimum, upper limit

2. peak (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Synonymsbloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, prime

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

Narrower (hyponym)golden age

3. peak (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis 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.

Synonymsacme, elevation, height, meridian, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

4. peak (location) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

SamplesThe view from the peak was magnificent.
They clambered to the tip of Monadnock.
The region is a few molecules wide at the summit.

Synonymscrest, crown, summit, tip, top

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

Narrower (hyponym)brow, hilltop, mountain peak, pinnacle

5. peak (shape) a V shape

SamplesThe cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points.

Synonymspoint, tip

Broader (hypernym)convex shape, convexity

Narrower (hyponym)cusp, head, widow's peak

Part meronymalpenstock, arrowhead, blade, brand, cone, cone shape, conoid, knife, pencil, steel, sword

6. peak (location) the highest point (of something)

SamplesAt the peak of the pyramid.

Synonymsacme, apex, vertex

Broader (hypernym)extreme, extreme point, extremum

Narrower (hyponym)crown, roof peak

7. peak (artifact) a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

SamplesHe pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead.

Synonymsbill, eyeshade, visor, vizor

Broader (hypernym)brim

Part meronymbaseball cap, golf cap, jockey cap, kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap

English verb: peak

1. peak (motion) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

SamplesThat wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929.
Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million.

Synonymstop out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

Narrower (hyponym)crest

Entailarise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Antonymsbottom out

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