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Meaning of peak

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
           [syn: {extremum}, {peak}]
      2: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn:
         {flower}, {prime}, {peak}, {heyday}, {bloom}, {blossom},
         {efflorescence}, {flush}]
      3: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of
         development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty";
         "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her
         career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak";
         "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit
         of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by
         man"; "at the top of his profession" [syn: {acme}, {height},
         {elevation}, {peak}, {pinnacle}, {summit}, {superlative},
         {meridian}, {tiptop}, {top}]
      4: the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or
         hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they
         clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few
         molecules wide at the summit" [syn: {peak}, {crown}, {crest},
         {top}, {tip}, {summit}]
      5: a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
         [syn: {point}, {tip}, {peak}]
      6: the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the
         pyramid" [syn: {vertex}, {peak}, {apex}, {acme}]
      7: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he
         pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead" [syn:
         {bill}, {peak}, {eyeshade}, {visor}, {vizor}]
      v 1: to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity,
           activity; "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in
           1929";"Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"
           [syn: {top out}, {peak}] [ant: {bottom out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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