Meaning of PEAK in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ pi:k ]
( peaks, peaking, peaked)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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
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
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
Peak times are the times when there is most demand for something or most use of something.
It’s always crowded at peak times...
ADJ : ADJ n
see also peak time
A peak is a mountain or the top of a mountain.
...the snow-covered peaks.
The peak of a cap is the part at the front that sticks out above your eyes.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006