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peak

PEAK, n. [Eng. pike, beak.]

1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as the peak of Teneriffe.

2. A point; the end of any thing that terminates in a point.

3. The upper corner of a sail which is extended by a gaff or yard; also, the extremity of the yard or gaff.

PEAK, v.i. To look sickly or thin. [Not used.]

1. To make a mean figure; to sneak. [Not used.]

PEAK, v.t. To raise a gaff or yard more obliquely to the mast.




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PEAK, n. [Eng. pike, beak.]

1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as the peak of Teneriffe.

2. A point; the end of any thing that terminates in a point.

3. The upper corner of a sail which is extended by a gaff or yard; also, the extremity of the yard or gaff.

PEAK, v.i. To look sickly or thin. [Not used.]

1. To make a mean figure; to sneak. [Not used.]

PEAK, v.t. To raise a gaff or yard more obliquely to the mast.


PEAK, n. [Sax. peac; W. pig; Ir. peac; Eng. pike, beak; Fr. pique; It. becco; Sp. pico. These are of one family, signifying a point, from shooting or thrusting.]

  1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as, the peak of Teneriffe.
  2. A point; the end of any thing that terminates in a point.
  3. The upper corner of a sail which is extended by a gaff or yard; also, the extremity of the yard or gaff. – Mar. Dict.

PEAK, v.i.

  1. To look sickly or thin. [Not used.] – Shak.
  2. To make a mean figure; to sneak. [Not used.] – Shak.

PEAK, v.t.

To raise a gaff or yard more obliquely to the mast. – Mar. Dict.


Peak
  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.
  2. To rise or extend into a peak or point] to form, or appear as, a peak.

    There peaketh up a mighty high mount. Holand.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    Silent upon a peak in Darien. Keats.

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

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

    (b)
  7. To pry; to peep slyly.

    Shak.

    Peak arch (Arch.), a pointed or Gothic arch.

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Peak

PEAK, noun [Eng. pike, beak.]

1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as the peak of Teneriffe.

2. A point; the end of any thing that terminates in a point.

3. The upper corner of a sail which is extended by a gaff or yard; also, the extremity of the yard or gaff.

PEAK, verb intransitive To look sickly or thin. [Not used.]

1. To make a mean figure; to sneak. [Not used.]

PEAK, verb transitive To raise a gaff or yard more obliquely to the mast.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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