Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
And it's interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right - they were just wrong in time.
Chris Anderson

Meaning of "peak" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PEAK

Perhaps from pike², influenced by beak1; compare Spanish pico, French pic, Middle Low German pēk.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF PEAK

peak  [piːk] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Peak is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb peak in English.

WHAT DOES PEAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Peak

Peak or PEAKS may refer to: Clothing ▪ Peak or Peak Sport, a sneakers brand from China Computing ▪ BIAS Peak, a professional audio editing program on the Apple platform ▪ GeeksPhone Peak, a mobile phone ▪ PEAKS, a proteomic mass spectrometry software, used to identify and quantitate proteins/peptides. ▪ The British English term for the part of a hat known as the visor in American English Geography and geology ▪ Hubbert peak theory or peak oil, a theory that oil production worldwide is expected to reach a maximum level after which it will decline ▪ Lenin Peak, rises to 7,134 metres in Gorno-Badakhshan on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan ▪ A mountain peak, see summit ▪ More specifically, a pyramidal peak, a mountaintop that has been sculpted by erosion to form a point Mathematics and physics ▪ Peak electricity usage times or peak demand, see Energy demand management ▪ Peak, an -dimensional element of a polytope ▪ The...

Definition of peak in the English dictionary

The first definition of peak in the dictionary is a pointed end, edge, or projection. Other definition of peak is the pointed summit of a mountain. Peak is also a mountain with a pointed summit.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PEAK

PRESENT

Present
I peak
you peak
he/she/it peaks
we peak
you peak
they peak
Present continuous
I am peaking
you are peaking
he/she/it is peaking
we are peaking
you are peaking
they are peaking
Present perfect
I have peaked
you have peaked
he/she/it has peaked
we have peaked
you have peaked
they have peaked
Present perfect continuous
I have been peaking
you have been peaking
he/she/it has been peaking
we have been peaking
you have been peaking
they have been peaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I peaked
you peaked
he/she/it peaked
we peaked
you peaked
they peaked
Past continuous
I was peaking
you were peaking
he/she/it was peaking
we were peaking
you were peaking
they were peaking
Past perfect
I had peaked
you had peaked
he/she/it had peaked
we had peaked
you had peaked
they had peaked
Past perfect continuous
I had been peaking
you had been peaking
he/she/it had been peaking
we had been peaking
you had been peaking
they had been peaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will peak
you will peak
he/she/it will peak
we will peak
you will peak
they will peak
Future continuous
I will be peaking
you will be peaking
he/she/it will be peaking
we will be peaking
you will be peaking
they will be peaking
Future perfect
I will have peaked
you will have peaked
he/she/it will have peaked
we will have peaked
you will have peaked
they will have peaked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been peaking
you will have been peaking
he/she/it will have been peaking
we will have been peaking
you will have been peaking
they will have been peaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would peak
you would peak
he/she/it would peak
we would peak
you would peak
they would peak
Conditional continuous
I would be peaking
you would be peaking
he/she/it would be peaking
we would be peaking
you would be peaking
they would be peaking
Conditional perfect
I would have peak
you would have peak
he/she/it would have peak
we would have peak
you would have peak
they would have peak
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been peaking
you would have been peaking
he/she/it would have been peaking
we would have been peaking
you would have been peaking
they would have been peaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you peak
we let´s peak
you peak
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to peak
Past participle
peaked
Present Participle
peaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PEAK


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
chic
ʃiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
geek
ɡiːk
Greek
ɡriːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
Mozambique
ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
Reg.
riːk
seek
siːk
Sikh
siːk
speak
spiːk
spec.
spiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEAK

peahen
peak demand
Peak District
peak experience
peak hours
peak listening time
peak load
peak period
peak production
peak programme meter
peak rate
peak season
peak time
peak traffic
peak viewing time
peak year
peak-hour
peak-time
Peake
peaked

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEAK

beak
bleak
break
coffee break
daybreak
heartbreak
jailbreak
leak
losing streak
lunch break
make or break
outbreak
Pikes Peak
sneak
so to speak
squeak
steak
streak
teak
tweak

Synonyms and antonyms of peak in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PEAK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «peak» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of peak
acme · aiguille · alp · apex · apogee · ben · berg · brow · climax · crest · crown · culminate · culmination · fell · high point · hill · massif · mount · mountain · ne plus ultra · pinnacle · point · summit · tip · top · tor · zenith

Translation of «peak» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF PEAK

Find out the translation of peak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of peak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «peak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

顶峰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pico
570 millions of speakers

English

peak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिखर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذُرْوَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вершина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিখর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pic
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puncak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gipfel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

尖端
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뾰족한 끝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Puncak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đỉnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உச்ச
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिखर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zirve
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

picco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szczyt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apogeu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορυφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoogtepunt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

topp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

topp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of peak

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEAK»

The term «peak» is very widely used and occupies the 4.970 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
98
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «peak» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of peak
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «peak».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEAK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «peak» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «peak» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about peak

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PEAK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word peak.
1
Chris Anderson
And it's interesting, when you look at the predictions made during the peak of the boom in the 1990s, about e-commerce, or internet traffic, or broadband adoption, or internet advertising, they were all right - they were just wrong in time.
2
Sean Astin
I kind of peak at how far I can push my body, and then I run out of determination for the habit and start easing off. It's really just a lack of focus and discipline.
3
Rick Astley
You can't explain the feeling of singing hit songs to an audience - it's like being a genuine sports star at the peak of their powers.
4
Henry Ward Beecher
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
5
Juliette Binoche
But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.
6
Pierce Brosnan
Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful. Together we can prevail on the Navy to put commonsense safeguards in place, like requiring its ships to avoid the most sensitive marine mammal habitats and to stop their training exercises during peak migrations.
7
Cao Cao
What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
8
Lizzy Caplan
Don't peak in high school.
9
Duane G. Carey
And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
10
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEAK»

Discover the use of peak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to peak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Peak
The story of Peak’s dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Roland Smith, 2008
2
Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow
This book explores how Conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory to what Conley identifies as the key Relationship Truths in business ...
Chip Conley, 2007
3
Danger on Panther Peak
With his grandfather badly hurt in an accident on their ranch and the rest of the family in town, a young boy must go get help at the height of a blizzard, even though there is a panther prowling in the area.
Bill Wallace, 2008
4
Peak with Books: An Early Childhood Resource for Balanced ...
PERFECT FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR, CARE GIVER AND PARENTS ALIKE, Peak With Books shows how to use popular children's literature to build reading, writing, and cognitive skills in an inquiry-based environment.
Marjorie R. Nelsen, Jan Nelsen-Parish, 2001
5
Mental Training for Peak Performance: Top Athletes Reveal ...
Features suggestions and mind exercises to help athletes in many sports, including cycling, golf, running, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.
Steven Ungerleider, 2005
6
Old-Time Fiddle Round Peak Style
Author Brad Leftwich, himself an acclaimed fiddler who learned the music in person from Jarrell, presents detailed, accurate transcriptions of 83 tunes (the bulk of Jarrell's repertoire) both in standard music notation and fiddle tablature, ...
Brad Leftwich, 2011
7
Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage (New Edition)
This selection from Hubbert's Peak, the leading book on the limits of our oil supply, forecasts what the future will bring for fossil fuels and what the alternatives are likely to be.
Kenneth S. Deffeyes, 2009
8
Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-hour Traffic Congestion
In this new book, Anthony Downs looks at the causes of worsening traffic congestion, especially in suburban areas, and considers the possible remedies, while analyzing the specific advantages and disadvantages of every major strategy that ...
Anthony Downs, 1992
9
Peak Performance: Aligning the Hearts and Minds of Your ...
The book concludes with guidelines for managers seeking to reshape their practices to achieve better performance from their own workforces and gain the resulting competitive edge.
Jon R. Katzenbach, 2000
10
Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-hour Traffic Congestion
Most Americans agree that traffic congestion is the major problem in their communities —and it only seems to be getting worse.In this revised and expanded edition of his landmark work Stuck in Traffic, Anthony Downs examines the benefits ...
Anthony Downs, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term peak is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Pole first to ski down Broad Peak
Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world at 8,051 metres above sea level. It is part of the Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan on the ... «thenews.pl, Jul 15»
2
Napa heat forecast with 100-degree peak triggers weather alert
Jina Marsh, left, of Napa went to the Napa High School pool in June 2014 to beat the heat and teach her daughter Brianna, 5, how to swim. «Napa Valley Register, Jul 15»
3
Roanoke County supervisors to scrutinize South Peak
A portion of a brick facade that previously collapsed is shown repaired in lighter shades on July 13 at the South Peak development facing busy ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
4
— Published 16 minutes ago
On Broad Peak, climbers have not been so fortunate with most summit attempts being thwarted. Deep snow, high winds and unfavourable ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
5
Roy Hodgson: Young Lions can reach peak at Russia 2018
Listen. Tweet0 Share0 Share0. Roy Hodgson believes England will be a side reaching its peak in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. «The FA, Jul 15»
6
Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time" Reaches New Hot AC Peak; Andrew …
Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time" re-enters the Top 15 at Hot AC. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness' "Cecilia and the Satellite" makes its first T15 ... «HeadlinePlanet.com, Jul 15»
7
Microsoft Xbox One's New User Interface: Sneak Peak
Xbox One is getting a makeover and it looks amazing. Bidness Etc tells what to expect from the interface. Microsoft Xbox One's New User ... «Bidness ETC, Jul 15»
8
Editorial: Preserve Giuffrida Park, Chauncey Peak
Two hundred million years ago, volcanic activity filled what is now the Connecticut River Valley with basalt, which later fractured and was ... «Meriden Record-Journal, Jul 15»
9
Peak Strata Body Warns of "Concrete Cancer"
Australia's peak body for the strata sector is warning that an “epidemic” of concrete cancer that has blighted the Gold Coast could also hit other ... «Sourceable, Jul 15»
10
Pikes Peak Fallen Officers Ride honors those lost, raises money for …
But on Sunday, Divido honored his former colleague in a different way, this time by riding his motorcycle around the Pikes Peak Region, ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Peak [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/peak>. Jul 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z