from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To glance quickly.
- intransitive v. To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
- intransitive v. To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding: Tiny crocuses peeked through the snow.
- n. A brief or furtive look.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.
- v. To be only slightly, partially visible, as if peering out from a hiding place.
- v. To retrieve (a value) from a memory address.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To look surreptitiously, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or nautical spelling of peak.
- To peep; look pryingly.
- n. A woodpecker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. throw a glance at; take a brief look at
- n. a secret look
Middle English piken, perhaps alteration of Middle Dutch kieken, variant of kīken.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English *peken, piken ("to peep"), probably a fusion of peep and keek. (Wiktionary)