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peak1 British & World English

The pointed top of a mountain

peak2 British & World English

Decline in health and spirits; waste away

peak English Thesaurus

there was snow on the very peaks of the mountains

off-peak British & World English

At a time when demand is less

peak cap British & World English

A flat cap with a peak at the front

peak load British & World English

The maximum of electrical power demand

peak oil British & World English

The hypothetical point in time when the global production of oil reaches its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline

peak-to-peak British & World English

Measured between the greatest peaks of a periodically varying quantity

Adam's Peak British & World English

A mountain in south central Sri Lanka, rising to 2,243 m (7,360 ft). A rock near the top bears a depression resembling a footprint, which is the focus of religious pilgrimages

Harney Peak British & World English

A peak in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota, 7,242 feet (2,209 m) tall, the highest in the US east of the Rocky Mountains

Pikes Peak British & World English

A mountain in the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs in Colorado, 14,110 feet (4,300 m) high, named for Zebulon Pike, Zebulon

Stalin Peak British & World English

Former name (1933–1962) for Ismail Samani Peak.

widow's peak British & World English

A V-shaped growth of hair towards the centre of the forehead

Peak District British & World English

A hilly area in Derbyshire, at the southern end of the Pennines, rising to 636 m (2,088 ft) at Kinder Scout

Victoria Peak British & World English

A mountain on Hong Kong Island, rising to 554 m (1,818 ft)

Wheeler Peak British & World English

A peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, northeast of Taos, the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet (4,011 m)

Communism Peak British & World English

Former name (1962–98) for Ismail Samani Peak.

Ismail Samani Peak British & World English

One of the principal peaks in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, rising to 7,495 m (24,590 ft). It was the highest mountain in the Soviet Union

peak flow meter British & World English

A calibrated instrument used to measure lung capacity in monitoring breathing disorders such as asthma


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