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Peak vs. Summit

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  • Peak (noun)

    A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.

  • Peak (noun)

    The highest value reached by some quantity in a time period.

    "The stock market reached a peak in September 1929."

  • Peak (noun)

    The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point

    "They reached the peak after 8 hours of climbing."

  • Peak (noun)

    The whole hill or mountain, especially when isolated

  • Peak (noun)

    The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail

    "peak-halyards"

    "peak-brails"

  • Peak (noun)

    The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.

  • Peak (noun)

    The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.

  • Peak (noun)

    A local maximum of a function, e.g. for sine waves, each point at which the value of y is at its maximum.

  • Peak (verb)

    To reach a highest degree or maximum.

    "Historians argue about when the Roman Empire began to peak and ultimately decay."

  • Peak (verb)

    To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.

  • Peak (verb)

    To become sick or wan.

  • Peak (verb)

    To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.

  • Peak (verb)

    To pry; to peep slyly.

  • Peak (adjective)

    Bad

  • Peak (adjective)

    Unlucky; unfortunate

  • Summit (noun)

    A peak; the topmost point or surface, as of a mountain.

    "In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mount Shasta."

  • Summit (noun)

    A gathering or assembly of leaders.

    "They met for an international summit on environmental issues."

  • Summit (verb)

    To reach the summit of a mountain.

  • Summit (pronoun)

    Something

    "I need to get summit to eat."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Peak (noun)

    A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.

  • Peak (noun)

    The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.

  • Peak (noun)

    The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; - used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.

  • Peak (verb)

    To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.

  • Peak (verb)

    To achieve a maximum of numerical value, intensity of activity, popularity, or other characteristic, followed by a decline; as, the stock market peaked in January; his performance as a pitcher peaked in 1990; sales of the XTX model peaked at 20,000 per year.

  • Peak (verb)

    To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sickly.

  • Peak (verb)

    To pry; to peep slyly.

  • Peak

    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.

  • Summit (noun)

    The top; the highest point.

  • Summit (noun)

    The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame.

  • Summit (noun)

    The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.

Webster Dictionary
  • Peak (noun)

    the most extreme possible amount or value;

    "voltage peak"

  • Peak (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Peak (noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable;

    "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"

  • Peak (noun)

    the top point of a mountain or hill;

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"

    "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

  • Peak (noun)

    a V shape;

    "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"

  • Peak (noun)

    the highest point (of something);

    "at the peak of the pyramid"

  • Peak (noun)

    a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes;

    "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"

  • Peak (verb)

    to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity;

    "That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929"

  • Peak (adjective)

    of a period of maximal use or demand or activity;

    "at peak hours the streets traffic is unbelievable"

  • Peak (adjective)

    approaching or constituting a maximum;

    "maximal temperature"

    "maximum speed"

    "working at peak efficiency"

  • Summit (noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable;

    "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"

  • Summit (noun)

    the top point of a mountain or hill;

    "the view from the peak was magnificent"

    "they clambered to the summit of Monadnock"

  • Summit (noun)

    a meeting of heads of governments

  • Summit (verb)

    reach the summit of a mountain;

    "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

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