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Definition of Peak

Peak

  1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
  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.
  3. The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
  4. The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
  5. The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
  6. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
  7. To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
  8. To pry; to peep slyly.
  9. 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.

Peak Quotations

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
Morihei Ueshiba

What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
Cao Cao

On the tennis court, one needs a cool temperament, tremendous ball sense, reflexes, speed, hand-eye co-ordination, power, timing and peak physical fitness. Off the court, the player and support team need skills in planning, execution, travel, an ability to raise funds when needed, and several other talents.
Sania Mirza
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Peak Translations

peak in Danish is top, spids
peak in Dutch is piek, top, neus, tip, punt, spits
peak in Latin is promontorium
peak in Portuguese is pico
peak in Spanish is cumbre, punta, cresta
peak in Swedish is topp
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