Crossword clues for peak
- Trough's opposite
- Mountain climber's conquest
- Mountaineer's goal
- Hit a high point
- Everest, for one
- The highest point of something
- The top point of a mountain or hill
- A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
- A V shape
- The highest level or degree attainable
- The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
- The most extreme possible amount or value
- The uppermost part of a shape
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"pointed top," 1520s, variant of pike (n.4) "sharp point." Meaning "top of a mountain" first recorded 1630s, though pike was used in this sense c.1400. Figurative sense is 1784. Meaning "point formed by hair on the forehead" is from 1833. According to OED, The Peak in Derbyshire is older than the word for "mountaintop;" compare Old English Peaclond, for the district, Pecsaetan, for the people who settled there, Peaces ærs for Peak Cavern; sometimes said to be a reference to an elf-denizen Peac "Puck."
1570s, "to rise in a peak," from peak (n.). Figurative meaning "reach highest point" first recorded 1958. Related: peaked; peaking.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. 2 The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period. 3 (context geography English) 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. 4 (context nautical English) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc. 5 (context nautical English) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it. 6 (context nautical English) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. 7 (context mathematics English) A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of ''y'' is at its maximum. vb. 1 To reach a highest degree or maximum. 2 To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak. Etymology 2
vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To become sick or wan. 2 (context intransitive English) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly. 3 (context intransitive English) To pry; to peep slyly. Etymology 3
vb. (misspelling of pique English)
n. the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak" [syn: extremum]
the highest level or degree attainable; "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" [syn: acme, height, elevation, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]
v. to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"
Housing Units (2000): 36
Land area (2000): 0.268859 sq. miles (0.696341 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000671 sq. miles (0.001738 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.269530 sq. miles (0.698079 sq. km)
FIPS code: 55150
Located within: South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
Location: 34.237174 N, 81.325737 W
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Peak, The Peak or PEAKS may refer to:
- Mountain peak; see summit
Peak is a young adults novel by Roland Smith concerning the physical and emotional challenges that face a fourteen-year-old kid as he climbs Mount Everest and high buildings in New York City after moving from Wisconsin. It was first published in 2007. Peak won the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award (Children's Category).
Peak is one of the 15 constituencies of the Central and Western District Council, Hong Kong. The seat elects one member of the council every four years. The seat is currently held by Joseph Chan Ho-lim of the Liberal Party.
The constituency covers the Victoria Peak and Mid-Levels area with the estimated population of 21,203.
Usage examples of "peak".
The snowflakes had become fine and dry, almost like bits of ice, and they seemed to be abrading the world, smoothing it the way that sandpaper smoothed wood, until eventually there would be no peaks and valleys, nothing but a featureless, highly polished plain as far as anyone could see.
He rode northward again with all speed to the Pass of Sirion, and coming to the skirts of Taur-nu-Fuin he looked out across the waste of Anfauglith and saw afar the peaks of Thangorodrim.
Valley of Chamonix, bounded on one side by the Mont Blanc range and on the other by the Aiguilles Rouges chain, was like a natural platform from which to view the highest peak of Europe.
The authentic city-man, to whom all properly planned Nature is of cement evenly marked out in squares, may for half an hour be able to admire the alienage of a Vermont valley with woods sloping up to a stalwart peak, even though he may not be sure whether the trees are date-palms or monkey-puzzles, and whether the hazy mountain is built of reinforced concrete or merely green-painted brick.
Buccari, hands and face blackened with soot, collapsed on the lodge porch and watched the sun flush alpenglow from the snowy peaks.
The lower ranges were forested, as was the valley between, and there was a redmauve alpenglow on the great peak that rose from the head of the valley.
I folded my arms and looked out at the alpenglow illuminating the cloudtops many kilometers below and the brilliant evening light on the northern peak.
I confess that I am disappointed: we had planned to arrive at Potala in the twilight, while there was still alpenglow lighting the north-south ridges and the higher peaks to the north and west of the palace.
The lower ranges were forested, as was the valley between, and there was a red-mauve alpenglow on the great peak that rose from the head of the valley.
Thence snowy Altels and the giant Blumlisalp flashed it south along the crowding peaks and down among the Italian chestnut woods, who next sent it coursing over the rustling waves of the Adriatic and mixed it everywhere with the Mediterranean foam.
American ancestor settled as the first permanent minister beyond the mountains, following the paths of the French priests in their missions and became a member of a presbytery extending from the mountains to the setting sun, until my last collateral ancestor living among the Indians helped survey the range lines of new States and finally marked the boundaries of the last farms in the passes of the Rockies, that ancestry has followed the frontier westward from where Celoron planted the emblems of French possession along the Ohio to where Chevalier la Verendrye looked upon the snowy and impassable peaks of the Rockies.
To the west rose the laval peak of Ancon Hill, sitting above the blend of modern and Spanish colonial buildings, above the busy new roads and the ancient maze of alleys and bazaars, above the living pot-pourri of Mestizos and Negroes, Chinese, Hindus and Europeans.
This time he watched with intense fascination as the areola on each breast darkened and her nipples peaked.
He heaves his booty, tugs askew his peaked cap and hobbles off mutely.
It hesitated at the peak of its arc for an instant, quivering, and I held my breath, as the eyes of Asteria, the guard and myself all converged on its tip, each of us willing it with all the strength of our being in a direction to be ultimately decided only by Tissaphernes and the gods themselves.