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Definition 1: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

(... is part of peak) a cap with a bill

(... is part of peak) a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

Definition 2: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of peak ) the peak of a hill

"the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"

(... is a kind of peak ) a lofty peak

(... is a kind of peak ) the summit of a mountain

Definition 3: the highest point (of something) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at the peak of the pyramid

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) the point located farthest from the middle of something

(... is a kind of peak ) the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head

(... is a kind of peak ) the highest point of a roof

Definition 4: the most extreme possible amount or value - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • voltage peak

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed

"there are limits on the amount you can bet" "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"

(... is a kind of peak ) the smallest possible quantity

(... is a kind of peak ) the largest possible quantity

Definition 5: a V shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bulges outward

(... is a kind of peak ) the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

(... is a kind of peak ) small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

(... is a kind of peak ) a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

(... is part of peak) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

(... is part of peak) a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

(... is part of peak) a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

(... is part of peak) the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow

(... is part of peak) a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

(... is part of peak) a stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers

Definition 6: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 7: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of peak ) a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak

"it was the golden age of cinema"

Definition 8: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity - [verb of motion]

Samples where peak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for peak in the sense of this definition

(peak is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

(... is a kind of peak ) reach a high point

"The river crested last night"

(peak implies ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

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