American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Ending in a peak; pointed: a peaked cap.
- adj. Having a sickly appearance: You're looking a little peaked today.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pointed; ending in a point: as, a peaked beard.
- Having a sickly, thin, or emaciated appearance; drawn; said of the face or the expression.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pointed; ending in a point.
- adj. (Oftener pēk"ĕd), colloq. Sickly; not robust.
- adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness
- adj. having or rising to a peak
- See peak (Etymology 2) (Wiktionary)
“According to the Twitter trend tracking site Twist (image above), use of the term peaked on Sunday morning and has since decayed.”
“And then just the last question maybe for Ken: the 5.4% Building margin, do you think there's upside to that or has that in your term peaked?”
“This in some degree corresponds with Captain Cook's record of the irregularity of his compass when he passed near this part of the coast, in consequence of which he called the peaked island to the westward of the cape, Magnetical Island: this irregularity, however, was not noticed by me in my observations near the same spot; and the difference observed by him may very probably have been occasioned by the ship's local attraction, which in those days was unknown.”
“Martin has an old-fashioned ring to it, and the numbers back up that impression -- the name peaked in 1964 and was especially popular in the Southwest, though O'Malley is a D.C. kid, born in '63.”
“Ditto Brian (Moran): Our Brian was born in Massachusetts in 1959, but the name peaked in popularity in 1973, in Nebraska.”
“Martin has an old-fashioned ring to it, and the numbers back up that impression--the name peaked in 1964 and was especially popular in the Southwest, though O'Malley is a D.C. kid, born in '63.”
“Ditto Brian Moran: Our Brian was born in Massachusetts in 1959, but the name peaked in popularity in 1973, in Nebraska.”
“Suakin peaked in prosperity during the boom years of the slave trade in the 19th century.”
“Google says searches for that term peaked the week of September 25, days before Apple lovers learned that the new phone they were getting was, in fact, called the iPhone 4S.”
“Coined around 1900, the phrase peaked in usage during the middle of the 20th century and echoes still.”
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