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peak

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of peak

  1. 1 an elevation of land higher than a hill the nearest peak worth climbing is hundreds of miles away Synonyms of peak alp, hump, mount, mountainWords Related to peak cordillera, mountain range, range, sierra; inselberg, knob, seamount; aiguille, horn, mountaintop, pinnacle, summitNear Antonyms of peak basin, bowl, depression, hollow, vale, valley

  2. 2 the highest part or point a pop singer at the peak of her career Synonyms of peak acme, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, height, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenithWords Related to peak bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspotNear Antonyms of peak abyss, base, foot; minimumAntonyms of peak bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  3. 3 the projecting front part of a hat or cap accidentally stepped on the hat and crushed the peak Synonyms of peak bill, brim, visorWords Related to peak shade

Synonym Discussion of peak

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable.
    • at the summit of the Victorian social scene
peak suggests the highest among other high points.
    • an artist working at the peak of her powers
pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height.
    • the pinnacle of worldly success
climax implies the highest point in an ascending series.
    • the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions
apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge.
    • the apex of Dutch culture
acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing.
    • a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty
culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective.
    • the culmination of years of effort


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