Peaked

  • 1 Peaked — Peaked, a. 1. Pointed; ending in a point; as, a peaked roof. [1913 Webster] 2. (Oftener ?) Sickly; not robust. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 peaked — peaked·ness; peaked; …

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  • 3 peaked — Ⅰ. peaked [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a cap) having a peak. Ⅱ. peaked [2] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pale from illness or fatigue. ORIGIN from archaic peak to decline in health and spirits …

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  • 4 peaked — 1835, from pp. of obsolete peak look sickly or thin (1540s), perhaps from PEAK (Cf. peak) in sense of become pointed through emaciation …

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  • 5 peaked — [adj] pale, sick ailing, bilious, emaciated, ill, in bad shape*, peaky, poorly, sickly, under the weather*, wan; concepts 314,618 Ant. blushing, colorful, flushed, healthy …

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  • 6 peaked — peaked1 [pēkt, pē′kid] adj. having or ending in a peak; pointed peaked2 [pē′kid] adj. [< PEAK1] thin and drawn, or weak and wan, as from illness peakedness n …

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  • 7 peaked — peaked1 [ pikt ] adjective 1. ) curving or rising to a point: peaked eyebrows 2. ) a peaked CAP or hat has a flat curved part that continues beyond the main part at the front above the eyes peaked peaked 2 [ pikəd ] adjective AMERICAN pale and… …

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  • 8 peaked — peak|ed1 [ˈpi:kıd] adj AmE looking pale and ill British Equivalent: peaky ▪ You re looking a little peaked this morning. peaked 2 peaked2 [pi:kt] adj BrE a peaked cap or hat has a flat curved part at the front above the eyes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 peaked — adjective 1. somewhat ill or prone to illness (Freq. 2) my poor ailing grandmother feeling a bit indisposed today you look a little peaked feeling poorly a sickly child is unwell and can t come to work …

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  • 10 peaked — I. adjective Date: 15th century having a peak ; pointed < peaked lapels > < a peaked hill > • peakedness noun II. adjective Etymology: 4peak …

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  • 11 peaked — adjective /piːkt,ˈpiːkɪd/ a) Having a peak or peaks. The wizard wore a peaked cap. b) Sickly looking, peaky. She looked peaked and tired ever since he had volunteered for the army …

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  • 12 peaked — [[t]pi͟ːkt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A peaked cap has a pointed or rounded part that sticks out above your eyes. ...a man in a blue grey uniform and peaked cap …

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  • 13 peaked — 1 adjective especially AmE pale and ill; peaky BrE: You re looking a bit peaked this morning. 2 adjective a peaked cap has a flat curved part at the front above the eyes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 peaked — UK [piːkt] / US [pɪkt] adjective 1) curving or rising to a point peaked eyebrows 2) a peaked cap or hat has a flat curved part that continues beyond the main part at the front above the eyes 3) American peaky …

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  • 15 Peaked — Peak Peak, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peaking}.] 1. To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak. [1913 Webster] There peaketh up a mighty high mount. Holand. [1913 Webster] 2. To acquire sharpness of… …

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  • 16 peaked — peaked1 /peekt, pee kid/, adj. having a peak: a peaked cap. [1400 50; late ME pekyd. See PEAK1, ED3] peaked2 peakedly, adv. peakedness, n. /pee kid/, adj. pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly. [PEAK2 +… …

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  • 17 peaked — adj. Peaked is used with these nouns: ↑cap, ↑hat …

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  • 18 peaked — adjective Marjorie, my dear, you look so peaked Syn: pale, pasty, wan, drained, washed out, drawn, pallid, anemic, ashen, gray, pinched, sickly, sallow, ill, unwell, poorly, indisposed, run down, off; inform …

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  • 19 peaked — I [[t]pikt, ˈpi kɪd[/t]] adj. having a peak: a peaked cap[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50 II peak•ed [[t]ˈpi kɪd[/t]] adj. cvb pat pale and drawn; wan peak′ed•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 peaked — I. /pikt/ (say peekt) adjective having a peak. {peak1 (noun) + ed2} II. /pikt/ (say peekt) adjective Obsolescent thin; emaciated: a little peaked. {peak2 …

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