from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of peak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mean; sneaking.
  • adj. Pining; sickly; peakish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sickly; pining.
  • Sneaking; mean-spirited.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But we don't currently burn much natural gas for producing electricity - it's too expensive to use except in peaking plants.

    Priorities « PubliCola

  • There is danger in peaking too soon during the 36-race marathon.

    Denny Hamlin's mastery of Darlington bodes well for career

  • I think the choice to go silver instead of gold or guns was probably a combination of Ted Butler and David Morgan discussions on silver deficit and industrial destruction and my own strong belief in peaking natural resources, it just made sense that something in high demand with inadequate supply and a growing unbalance in realtion to the value of gold had to be a good investment.

    Investors wake up, It's time to fight back

  • But I promise you that is only a wee tiny ramekin peaking out from under that golden top.

    Chicken pot pie in summer? Oh no you didn't.. Oh yes I did.

  • Keeping the studio signal from peaking is one of 'Mondo's prime directives, along with making sure that each of the program's scheduled commercial spots is loaded into Prophet and run at just the right time, whereupon he must confirm that the ad has run as scheduled in the special Airmix log he signs each page of, so that the station can bill advertisers for their spots.


  • At least they have implicitly accepted the notion of 'peaking' - and this represents progress.

    Economist article on Peak Oil

  • Dynegy will sell to LS Power five so-called peaking plants in Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan and three combined-cycle plants in Arizona and Connecticut.

    Dynegy to Unwind Power Plant Venture

  • Ontario once relied heavily on coal, especially for so-called peaking power -- when demand spikes over such a short period of time, nuclear and hydro plants can't ramp up generation quickly enough to respond.

    London Free Press

  • The AA had attended around 4,000 breakdowns across the UK by 10.30am, with calls peaking at - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The AA had attended around 4,000 breakdowns across the UK, with calls peaking at 1,200

    WalesOnline - Home


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