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    peak - Dictionary definition and meaning for word peak

    Definition
    (noun) the most extreme possible amount or value
    Synonyms : extremum
    Example Sentence
    • voltage peak
    Definition
    (noun) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity Definition
    (noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    Synonyms : crest , crown , summit , tip , top
    Example Sentence
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit
    Definition
    (noun) a V shape
    Synonyms : point , tip
    Example Sentence
    • the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points
    Definition
    (noun) the highest point (of something)
    Synonyms : acme , apex , vertex
    Example Sentence
    • at the peak of the pyramid
    Definition
    (noun) a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
    Synonyms : bill , eyeshade , visor , vizor
    Example Sentence
    • he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead
    Definition
    (verb) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
    Synonyms : top out
    Example Sentence
    • That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929
    • Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million
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