peak
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peak(
pik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mountain top)
a. la cumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It will be impossible to reach the peak with this wind. Let's make camp here tonight.Será imposible llegar a la cumbre con este viento. Acampemos aquí esta noche.
b. la cima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The peak of the mountain is only another 500 feet along this trail.La cima de la montaña está a solo 500 pies más por este sendero.
2. (mountain)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world.El Monte Everest es el pico más alto del mundo.
3. (climax)
a. la cumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The peak of the singer's career was in the forties.La cumbre en la carrera del cantante fue en los años cuarenta.
b. la cúspide
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Even though she was at the peak of her fame, it was a dark time for her personally.Aunque estaba en la cúspide de la fama, estaba pasando por una época sombría en su vida personal.
c. el apogeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Debussy brought Impressionist music to its peak, with innovative orchestration and harmonic language.Debussy llevó la música impresionista a su apogeo, con una orquestación y un lenguaje armónico innovadores.
4. (the maximum)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Find the coordinates of the peak of the parabola.Determina las coordenadas del pico de la parábola.
5. (part of a cap)
a. la visera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On a hot day like today, you should wear a hat with a peak to protect you from the sun.En un día caluroso como hoy, deberías usar una gorra con visera para protegerte del sol.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (busiest)
a. de mayor demanda
The internet slows down during peak times.El internet se vuelve más lento en las horas de mayor demanda.
b. de mayor audiencia
The peak viewing time on TV is called prime time.La hora de mayor audiencia televisiva se llama horario estelar.
c. punta
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I don't want to be on the main avenues during peak hours of traffic.No quiero estar en las avenidas principales en las horas punta de tráfico.
d. pico
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I always end up standing when I take the train during peak hours.Siempre me toca ir de pie cuando tomo el tren en horas pico.
e. alta (season)
Hotels are more expensive during peak season.Los hoteles son más caros en temporada alta.
7. (best)
a. óptimo
When I ran that marathon, my health was in peak condition.Cuando corrí ese maratón, mi salud estaba en óptimas condiciones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to reach the highest point)
a. alcanzar su punto máximo
The band peaked in the eighties, but then they fell off the map.La banda alcanzó su punto máximo en los años ochenta pero después pasó de moda.
b. alcanzar su mejor momento
The gymnast peaked in 1994, when she won five gold medals.La gimnasta alcanzó su mejor momento en 1994 cuando ganó cinco medallas de oro.
c. alcanzar su nivel más alto
The oil price peaked in July last year.El precio del petróleo alcanzó su nivel más alto en julio del año pasado.
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peak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (summit of mountain)
a. la cima f, cumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (mountain)
a. el pico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of price, inflation, success)
a. el punto máximo, (máximo) apogeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
in peak conditionen condiciones óptimas
peak periodhoras punta
peak seasontemporada alta
4. (of cap)
a. la visera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. alcanzar el punto máximo
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peak [piːk]
noun
1 [of mountain] cumbre (f); cima (f); (mountain itself) pico (m); (point) (also of roof) punta (f); (on graph) pico (m)
beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form bata las claras de huevo a punto de nieve
we covered the last 500 metres to the peak in two hours the mountain's peak was veiled in mist we gazed at the distant mountain peaks the snow-covered peaks one of the highest peaks in the Alps only the red peak of her tent among the pines reminded me of her presence the ceiling rose to a central peak a red pennant at the mainmast's peak you will notice a peak in August, which reflects the traditionally higher sales volume for that month
2 [of cap] visera (f)
the man touched the peak of his cap he wore a brown cloth cap with the peak pulled down low over his eyes
3 (high point) [of career, fame, popularity] cumbre (f); cúspide (f)
during the peak of the war in Nicaragua cuando la guerra en Nicaragua era más intensa
she died at the peak of her career murió cuando estaba en la cumbre or la cúspide de su carrera
to be at the peak of fitness estar en condiciones óptimas; estar en plena forma; coffee is at its peak just after grinding cuando mejor está el café es recién molido
shares fell from a peak of 335p to 287p he was at the peak of his fame
at the peak of the morning rush hour en el momento de mayor intensidad de la hora punta matinal
a great artist at the peak of his powers the party's membership has fallen from a peak of fifty-thousand after the Second World War student numbers did not return to their prewar peak until 1943-4 at [its] peak when the empire was at its peak business was at its peak in 1970 when demand is at its peak [at] its peak, the Clyde was launching 14 ships a day a flourishing career that was at its peak at the time of his death at [one's] peak I am just 28 now and feel I'm at my peak he's going to be at his peak in a couple of years at their peak they had a run of fifteen games unbeaten in the early 1980s North Sea oil production was at its peak to [reach] [hit] a peak
the heyday of drugs has passed its peak ya ha pasado la época de máximo apogeo de las drogas
house prices reached a peak in 1988 el precio de las viviendas alcanzó su nivel máximo en 1988
computer technology has not yet reached its peak la tecnología informática aún no ha alcanzado su cumbre or cúspide; discontent had reached its peak el descontento había alcanzado su momento crítico
it reached its peak of popularity in the eighteenth century she knew that their relationship had reached its peak traffic reaches its peak about 5 it doubled in ten years to reach a peak of 2.7 million in 1931
peaks and troughs auges (m) y depresiones (f)
economies have peaks and troughs this reduces the peaks and troughs in blood glucose levels a regular savings scheme will help to even out the peaks and troughs of stock market investments
intransitive verb
[+temperatures] alcanzar su punto más alto; [+inflation, sales] alcanzar su nivel máximo; [+crisis] alcanzar su momento crítico; [+career] alcanzar su cumbre or su cúspide; [+sportsperson] alcanzar su mejor momento
the crisis peaked in July 1974 temperatures have peaked at over 30°C inflation will peak at around 7% his career peaked during the 1970's bone density peaks in early adulthood at some point Japanese stocks will peak sales of new cars peak each August he implied that inflation had yet to peak the trickle of shoppers will begin and grow until it peaks between one and two secretion of cortisol hormone, which helps your body deal with stress, normally peaks in early morning during the day, temperature climbs and is at its highest in late afternoon, peaking between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m we pace the intensity of the election campaign so that we dont peak too early the next two fixtures would be crucial in enabling him to peak for the first Test against Australia we are improving with every game and I believe we will peak when it matters it's amazing the way he can peak for those two events it's like asking Liz mccolgan to peak after the Olympics Stephen is peaking at the right time for the World Championship I see no point in peaking in a practice game
adjective
(before noun)
1 (top)
in peak condition (athlete) en óptimas condiciones; en plena forma; (animal) en óptimas condiciones
our animals are absolutely in peak condition for the annual show Becker said he had to be in peak condition to play in Stuttgart
2 (busiest)
peak hours (of traffic) horas (f) punta; (Electricity and Electronics) horas (f) de mayor consumo
there is a large volume of traffic, especially at peak hours the bank can have extra tellers on hand during peak hours weekends and bank holidays are peak periods for theme parks four shuttles an hour at peak periods during peak periods, reservations are difficult to make at some of the hotels
peak time (TV) horas (f) de máxima audiencia; (Telec) (Electricity and Electronics) horas (f) de máxima demanda; (rush hour) horas (f) punta
it is more expensive to call at peak times resulta más caro llamar durante las horas de máxima demanda
the programme goes out at peak time the restaurant's always crowded at peak times calls at peak times will be 38p per minute travelling by train on Fridays, and at peak times, is more expensive
peak viewing time horas (f) de máxima audiencia
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