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- the maximum value of a quantity during a specified time interval: a voltage peak.
- the maximum power consumed or produced by a unit or group of units in a stated period of time.
- the contracted part of a ship's hull at the bow or the stern.
- the upper after corner of a sail that is extended by a gaff.
- the outer extremity of a gaff.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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verb (used without object)
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Examples from the Web for peaked
Contemporary Examples of peaked
In point of fact, the mass vilification of the league, which peaked a month ago, burned out as quickly as it ignited.How the Media Failed to Nail the NFL
October 19, 2014
His biggest single so far, the Pitbull collaboration “Mmm Yeah,” peaked at No. 49 on the Hot 100.What Is an ‘Austin Mahone’ and Is It Really Contagious?
May 28, 2014
She peaked with a few good songs, but now is riding the wave of promotions, brands, and paparazzi.The Improbable Rise of Rita Ora: A Guide for the Modern-Day Celebrity
May 5, 2014
“Oh, they are with us,” said the leader of the group, a man in his fifties, dressed in camouflage, wearing a peaked military cap.Are East Ukraine's Cops in Moscow's Pocket?
April 15, 2014
The song debuted in 2002, a year in which Putin was wildly popular and peaked at 82 percent job approval.The Making of Brand Putin
Kristen Soltis Anderson
February 13, 2014
Historical Examples of peaked
The one in which I sat was long and narrow, as all the rest had been, with peaked gables.Old Ticonderoga, A Picture of The Past
By peaked we must understand "stole" or got admission by stealth.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
Under it her peaked little face was the colour of old ivory.Mary Gray
The stoop was gone from his shoulders, and the peering, peaked look from his eyes.The Northern Iron
George A. Birmingham
She took the child away, and it peaked and pined from that day.Hildegarde's Holiday
Laura E. Richards
- a sharp increase in a physical quantity followed by a sharp decreasea voltage peak
- the maximum value of this quantity
- (as modifier)peak voltage
- See widow's peak
- the pointed end of a beard
- the extreme forward (forepeak) or aft (afterpeak) part of the hull
- (of a fore-and-aft quadrilateral sail) the after uppermost corner
- the after end of a gaff
Word Origin for peak
"sickly-looking," 1835, from past participle of obsolete verb peak "look sickly or thin, shrink, waste away" (1540s), which is perhaps from peak in sense of "become pointed" through emaciation. Related: Peakedness.
"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;" e.g. 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.