Meaning of PEAK in English

PEAK

transcription, транскрипция: [ pi:k ]

( peaks, peaking, peaked)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The peak of a process or an activity is the point at which it is at its strongest, most successful, or most fully developed.

The party’s membership has fallen from a peak of fifty-thousand after the Second World War...

The bomb went off in a concrete dustbin at the peak of the morning rush hour.

...a flourishing career that was at its peak at the time of his death...

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu with supp

2.

When something peaks , it reaches its highest value or its highest level.

Temperatures have peaked at over thirty degrees Celsius...

His career peaked during the 1970’s.

VERB : V at n , V

3.

The peak level or value of something is its highest level or value.

Calls cost 36p (cheap rate) and 48p (peak rate) per minute...

ADJ : ADJ n

4.

Peak times are the times when there is most demand for something or most use of something.

It’s always crowded at peak times...

≠ off-peak

ADJ : ADJ n

see also peak time

5.

A peak is a mountain or the top of a mountain.

...the snow-covered peaks.

N-COUNT

6.

The peak of a cap is the part at the front that sticks out above your eyes.

N-COUNT

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