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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

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote
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

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Khalil Gibran

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

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
Rita Rudner
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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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