peaked

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

adjective

having a peak: a peaked cap.

Nearby words

  1. peak flow meter,
  2. peak load,
  3. peak programme meter,
  4. peak time,
  5. peake,
  6. peakedly,
  7. peaker plant,
  8. peaky,
  9. peal,
  10. peale

Origin of peaked

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

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 formspeak·ed·ly, adverbpeak·ed·ness, noun

Origin of peak

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

Related formspeak·less, adjectivepeak·like, adjective

Can be confusedpeak peek pique piqué

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 formspeak·ish, adjectivepeak·ish·ly, adverbpeak·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peaked

peaked

/ (piːkt) /

adjective

having a peak; pointed

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 Formspeaky 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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