Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peak”

peak

noun [C] uk   /piːk/ us  

peak noun [C] (HIGHEST POINT)

B2 the highest, strongest, or best point, value, or level of skill: Holiday flights reach a peak during August. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff enough to form firm peaks. We saw a victory by an athlete at the very peak of her fitness and career.

peak noun [C] (MOUNTAIN)

B1 the pointed top of a mountain, or the mountain itself: It is one of the most difficult peaks to climb.

peak noun [C] (HAT PART)

mainly UK (US usually visor) the flat curved part of a cap which goes above the eyes of the person who is wearing it

peak

adjective [before noun] uk   /piːk/ us  
peak times are the times when most people are using or doing something: Traffic congestion is really bad at peak periods (= when it is most busy). It is most expensive to advertise at peak viewing times (= those with the most people watching). Don't go there in the peak (= busiest) season - it'll be hot and crowded. peak levels or rates are when they are at their highest: peak rate electricity

peak

verb [I] uk   /piːk/ us  
to reach the highest, strongest, or best point, value, or level of skill: Official figures show that unemployment peaked in November.
(Definition of peak from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peak?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Busy and active, but you might be interested in these topics from the Working topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “peak”

Definitions of “peak” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More