English noun: peak
|1.||peak (quantity) the most extreme possible amount or value|
|Broader (hypernym)||limit, limitation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||lower limit, maximum, minimum, upper limit|
|2.||peak (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity|
|Synonyms||bloom, 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|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||acme, 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)|
|Samples||The view from the peak was magnificent.|
They clambered to the tip of Monadnock.
The region is a few molecules wide at the summit.
|Synonyms||crest, crown, summit, tip, top|
|Broader (hypernym)||place, spot, topographic point|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brow, hilltop, mountain peak, pinnacle|
|5.||peak (shape) a V shape|
|Samples||The cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points.|
|Broader (hypernym)||convex shape, convexity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cusp, head, widow's peak|
|Part meronym||alpenstock, arrowhead, blade, brand, cone, cone shape, conoid, knife, pencil, steel, sword|
|6.||peak (location) the highest point (of something)|
|Samples||At the peak of the pyramid.|
|Synonyms||acme, 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|
|Samples||He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead.|
|Synonyms||bill, eyeshade, visor, vizor|
|Part meronym||baseball 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|
|Samples||That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929.|
Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Broader (hypernym)||arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach|
|Entail||arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise|