- 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.
Origin of peak1
OTHER WORDS FROM peakpeakless, adjectivepeaklike, adjective
Other definitions for peak (2 of 2)
Origin of peak2
OTHER WORDS FROM peakpeakish, adjectivepeak·ish·ly, adverbpeak·ish·ness, noun
How to use peak in a sentence
Europe is now recording more coronavirus deaths than during its April peak.Europe's brutal coronavirus surge begins to ease after restrictions|Dave Lawler|November 19, 2020|Axios
The state, which saw a daily peak of around 700 infections in August, has now gone 20 days without new cases.One of the world’s strictest new lockdowns bans outdoor exercising and dog-walking|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 19, 2020|Fortune
Snow covers many of the Himalayan peaks year-round in South Asia.Surprising long-haul dust and tar are melting high glaciers|Sid Perkins|November 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Though these co-infections are rare so far, that is most likely due to the fact that flu season has not yet reached its peak in the US.
Loder continued to make films until 1971 while political violence in Northern Ireland escalated to its peak in 1972.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
A rare word as a verb, though the adjective peakish is common enough in old English writers.Shakespeare Jest-Books;|Unknown
The landlady and her daughter thought he was rather peakish, but he had not complained.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
Peakish hill; this may refer to the well-known Derbyshire mountain called the Peak.Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
British Dictionary definitions for peak
- 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