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English noun: peak

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


SamplesVoltage peak.


Synonymsextremum


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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