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peak    音標拼音: [p'ik]
n. 山頂,頂點,帽舌
a. 最高的
vi. 到達最高點,消瘦,縮小
vt. 使豎起


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n 1: the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
[synonym: {extremum}, {peak}]
2: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [synonym:
{flower}, {prime}, {peak}, {heyday}, {bloom}, {blossom},
{efflorescence}, {flush}]
3: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of
development; "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" [synonym: {acme}, {height},
{elevation}, {peak}, {pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative},
{meridian}, {tiptop}, {top}]
4: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or
hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they
clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few
molecules wide at the summit" [synonym: {peak}, {crown}, {crest},
{top}, {tip}, {summit}]
5: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
[synonym: {point}, {tip}, {peak}]
6: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the
pyramid" [synonym: {vertex}, {peak}, {apex}, {acme}]
7: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he
pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead" [synonym:
{bill}, {peak}, {eyeshade}, {visor}, {vizor}]
v 1: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity,
activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in
1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
[synonym: {top out}, {peak}] [ant: {bottom out}]

Peag \Peag\ (p[=e]g), n. [Written also {peage}, {peak},
{peeke}.] [Prob. of North American Indian origin, by
shortening of wampumpeag. --RHUD.]
A kind of aboriginal shell money, or wampum, of the Atlantic
coast of the United States; -- originally applied only to
polished white cylindrical beads. See also {wampum}.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Peak \Peak\ (p[=e]k), n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic
origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. {Pike}.]
1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates
in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. "Run your
beard into a peak." --Beau. & Fl.
[1913 Webster]

2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or
range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or
mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
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Silent upon a peak in Darien. --Keats.
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3. (Naut.)
(a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; --
used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards,
peak-brails, etc.
(b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within
(c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the
last sense written also {pea} and {pee}.]
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{Fore peak}. (Naut.) See under {Fore}.
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Peak \Peak\, v. t. (Naut.)
To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as,
to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard,
to set it nearer the perpendicular.
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Peak \Peak\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peaked} (p[=e]kt); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Peaking}.]
1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear
as, a peak.
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There peaketh up a mighty high mount. --Holand.
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2. Hence: To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity
of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed
by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his
performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX
model peaked at 20,000 per year.

3. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look
thin or sickly. "Dwindle, peak, and pine." --Shak.
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4. [Cf. {Peek}.] To pry; to peep slyly. [archaic] --Shak.
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{Peak arch} (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.
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269 Moby Thesaurus words for "peak":
acme, acme of perfection, all, allophone, alp, alveolar, apex,
apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apogee, articulation, aspiration,
assimilation, be poised, bilabial, bill, billow, boom, bore,
bottoming out, break, breakers, brim, brow, business cycle,
business fluctuations, bust, cacuminal, cap, capstone, ceiling,
cerebral, check, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, climax,
cloud nine, cog, comb, comber, consonant, consummate, consummation,
continuant, cooling off, crag, crash, crest, crisis, crown, culmen,
culminate, culmination, dash, decline, dental, depression,
diphthong, dirty water, dissimilation, downturn, droop, dwindle,
eagre, ebb and flow, economic cycle, economic expansion,
economic growth, edge, elevation, eminence, end, epenthetic vowel,
expanding economy, expansion, explosive, extreme, extreme limit,
extremity, fade, fail, fang, flag, frost, glide, glottal,
glottalization, gravity wave, ground swell, growth, guttural,
harrow, head, heave, heaven, heavens, heavy sea, heavy swell,
height, high growth rate, high noon, high point, highest degree,
highest pitch, highest point, hill, hilltop, ice, jag, knoll,
labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, languish,
laryngeal, last word, lateral, lift, limit, lingual, liquid,
lofty peak, lop, lose strength, low, manner of articulation,
market expansion, maximum, meridian, modification, monophthong,
morphophoneme, mount, mountain, mountaintop, mute, nasal,
ne plus ultra, nib, no place higher, noon, nth degree, occlusive,
outtop, overarch, overtop, palatal, parasitic vowel, peaking,
pecten, perfection, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme,
pic, pico, pike, pine, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pitch,
plosive, point, pole, popple, precipice, projection, prosperity,
prothetic vowel, rake, ratchet, recession, recovery, retroflex,
ridge, riffle, ripple, rise, rise and fall, roll, roller, roof,
rough water, run down, sawtooth, scend, sea, segmental phoneme,
semivowel, send, seventh heaven, sink, sky, slowdown, slump, smash,
snag, snaggle, sonant, sonority, speech sound, spire, sprocket,
spur, steeple, stop, summit, surd, surf, surge, surmount, swell,
syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, the whole, tidal bore,
tidal wave, tide wave, tip, tip-top, tooth, top, top off, top out,
tor, toss, transition sound, triphthong, trough, tsunami, ultimate,
undulate, undulation, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, upturn,
utmost, utmost extent, uttermost, velar, vertex, very top, visor,
vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound,
voicing, vowel, waste, waste away, water wave, wave, wavelet,
weaken, white horses, whitecaps, wilt, wither, wither away,




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