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01. Traffic is busiest at the [peak] hours of 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
02. We could just barely see the mountain [peak] from where we were standing.
03. Sales of ice cream normally reach their [peak] in the month of August, when the weather is at its hottest.
04. Athletes have to plan their training carefully in order to [peak] at the time of a major competition.
05. My car broke down at a busy intersection right at the [peak] of rush hour.
06. We could see the snow-covered [peaks] of the mountains above us.
07. The tourist season here begins in May, and [peaks] around the middle of August.
08. Gilbert Chesterton once remarked that one sees great things from the valley, but only small things from the [peak].
09. Scientists have found that every 9.6 years, there is a [peak] in our country's wildlife population.
10. Most of the world's fresh water is found in snow, the ice at the poles, and on the [peaks] of the highest mountains.
11. The first major civilization in Europe was the Minoan civilization, which was at its [peak] around 2000 B.C.
12. A heart attack most often occurs in the morning when mental and physical stress are at their [peak].
13. Calcium is very important for women, especially in the [peak] bone-building years between the teens and early 30s.
14. Some icebergs have [peaks] that are higher than most buildings.
15. The culture of the Aztecs was at its [peak] when the first Europeans arrived in Mexico in 1519.
16. The Himalayas have 95 [peaks] over 7,500 meters high.
17. Riding a bicycle early in the day or later in the evening helps cyclists avoid the [peak] air pollution levels of rush hour.
18. In April of 1933, the first flight over the [peak] of Mount Everest in the Himalayas was made by four British pilots flying two different planes.
19. Good food provides the body with premium fuel to perform at its [peak].

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  • Peak — Peak, n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp pointed thing. Cf. {Pike}.] 1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. Run your beard into a peak. Beau. & Fl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peak — 〈[pi:k] m. 6〉 1. 〈Phys.〉 Spitzenwert eines Signals o. Ä. 2. 〈allg.〉 Spitze, Spitzenwert, Höhepunkt 3. Bergspitze, gipfel (bes. in engl. Namen); →a. Pik1 [engl., „Spitze, Gipfel“] * * * Peak [ pi:k; engl. Gipfel, Spitze, Scheitelpunkt], der; s, s …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Peak — Peak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peaking}.] 1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak. [1913 Webster] There peaketh up a mighty high mount. Holand. [1913 Webster] 2. To acquire sharpness of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peak — peak1 [pēk] vi. [< ?] to become sickly; waste away; droop peak2 [pēk] n. [var. of PIKE5] 1. a tapering part that projects; pointed end or top, as of a cap, roof, etc. 2. part of the hairline coming to a point on the forehead; widow s peak …   English World dictionary

  • Peak — Peak, v. t. (Naut.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peak — (High Peak, spr. hai pīk, P. von Derby), ein breites Plateau mit steilen Wänden und tief eingeschnittenen Tälern im nördlichen Derbyshire (England), das zur Penninischen Kette gehört und vom Derwent, Dove und Wye bewässert wird. Es erreicht im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peak — Peak, SC U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 61 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.268859 sq. miles (0.696341 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000671 sq. miles (0.001738 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.269530 sq. miles (0.698079 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Peak, SC — U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 61 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.268859 sq. miles (0.696341 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000671 sq. miles (0.001738 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.269530 sq. miles (0.698079 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peak — pointed top, 1520s, variant of PIKE (Cf. pike) (2) sharp point. Meaning top of a mountain first recorded 1630s, though pike was used in this sense c.1400. Figurative sense is 1784. Meaning point formed by hair on the forehead is from 1833. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peak — [n1] top of something aiguille, alp, apex, brow, bump, cope, crest, crown, hill, mount, mountain, pinnacle, point, roof, spike, summit, tip, vertex; concepts 509,836 Ant. base, bottom, nadir peak [n2] maximum, zenith acme, apex, apogee, capstone …   New thesaurus

  • peak|y — «PEE kee», adjective, peak|i|er, peak|i|est. 1. peaked or pointed; peaklike. 2. abounding in peaks …   Useful english dictionary