And so I offer, as a public service, the following:
- A tapering, projecting point; a pointed extremity: the peak of a cap; the peak of a roof.
- (Abbr. Pk.)
a. The pointed summit of a mountain.
b. The mountain itself.
a. The point of a beard.
b. A widow's peak.
- The point of greatest development, value, or intensity: a novel written at the peak of the writer's career. See synonyms at summit.
- Physics. The highest value attained by a varying quantity: a peak in current.
a. The narrow portion of a ship's hull at the bow or stern.
b. The upper after corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
c. The outermost end of a gaff.
intr.v., peeked, peek·ing, peeks.
- To glance quickly.
- To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
- To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding: Tiny crocuses peeked through the snow.
- A brief or furtive look.
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
tr.v., piqued, piqu·ing, piques.
- To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
- To provoke; arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.
- To pride (oneself): He piqued himself on his stylish attire.
Any questions? Next week's lesson will cover Piqué, something altogether different!