A Dictionary of the English Language
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Peak (noun)

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Peak. n.s. [pac, Saxon; pique, pic, French.]

  1. The top of a hill or eminence.

                            Thy sister seek,
    Or on Meander's bank or Latmus' peak.
    Prior.

  2. Any thing acuminated.

  3. The rising forepart of a head-dress.

Sources: Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Peak (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6777.


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