Synonyms for peak

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : peek
Phonetic Transcription : pik

Top 10 synonyms for peak Other synonyms for the word peak

Définition of peak

Origin :
  • "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."
  • noun top of something
  • noun maximum, zenith
  • verb reach highest point
Example sentences :
  • At length, when we were nearly under the peak, he began to ascend.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • Wotan walked around the peak, drawing a line with his spear.
  • Extract from : « Opera Stories from Wagner » by Florence Akin
  • They seem to involve the bore of a climb without the pleasure of a peak.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • And however high a peak you climb, the plain is still as high as the peak.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • "I will ask one of the engine-drivers, my lady," he answered, with his hand at the peak of his cap.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • In the morning some peak in the blue distance would be noted as a landmark.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • A sudden shift of the rudder shook the Vulcan from peak to keelson.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • A lake which could be seen from the top of the peak had the appearance of being frozen.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880 » by Various
  • A mainsail carried by a gaff has two halyards, the throat and peak.
  • Extract from : « Boys' Book of Model Boats » by Raymond Francis Yates
  • No need to-night to watch for the postman's peak, no need to trace his toes.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for peak

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