peaks and valleys

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of peaks and valleys

: high and low periods
  • There are peaks and valleys in electricity usage throughout the year.

Word by Word Definitions

peak play peaks
  1. : a pointed or projecting part of a garment

  2. : promontory

  3. : a sharp or pointed end

  1. : to reach a maximum (as of capacity, value, or activity)

  2. : to cause to come to a peak, point, or maximum

  1. : being at or reaching the maximum

  1. : to grow thin or sickly

  2. : to dwindle away

  1. : to set (a gaff, a yard, etc.) nearer the perpendicular

  2. : to hold (oars) with blades well raised

valley play valleys
  1. : an elongate depression of the earth's surface usually between ranges of hills or mountains

  2. : an area drained by a river and its tributaries

  3. : a low point or condition


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