peaked

1
[ peekt, pee-kid ]
/ pikt, ˈpi kɪd /

adjective

having a peak: a peaked cap.

Origin of peaked

1
First recorded in 1400–50, peaked is from the late Middle English word pekyd. See peak1, -ed3

Definition for peaked (2 of 4)

peaked

2
[ pee-kid ]
/ ˈpi kɪd /

adjective

pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.

Origin of peaked

2

Related forms

peak·ed·ly, adverbpeak·ed·ness, noun

Definition for peaked (3 of 4)

Origin of peak

1
1520–30; perhaps < Middle Low German pēk pick, pike

Related forms

peak·less, adjectivepeak·like, adjective

Can be confused

peak peek pique piqué

Definition for peaked (4 of 4)

peak

2
[ peek ]
/ pik /

verb (used without object)

to become weak, thin, and sickly.

Origin of peak

2
First recorded in 1500–10; origin uncertain

Related forms

peak·ish, adjectivepeak·ish·ly, adverbpeak·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peaked (1 of 2)

peaked

/ (piːkt) /

adjective

having a peak; pointed

British Dictionary definitions for peaked (2 of 2)

peak

/ (piːk) /

noun


verb

(tr) nautical to set (a gaff) or tilt (oars) vertically
to form or reach or cause to form or reach a peak or maximum

adjective

of or relating to a period of highest use or demand, as for watching television, commuting, etcpeak viewing hours; peak time

Derived Forms

peaky or peakish, adjective

Word Origin for peak

C16: perhaps from pike ², influenced by beak 1; compare Spanish pico, French pic, Middle Low German pēk
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