4. horn, beak, nib, neb; bill, brim, visor; jut, projection, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy, prominence.
-v. 5. crest, rise, spire, tower; culminate, climax; jut, beetle, overhang, project, protrude, protuberate, bulge.
peak1, v. waste away, wither away, decay, die away, rot; languish, droop, fade, fail, flag, wilt; weaken, decline, soften, sag, yield; go downhill, come apart at the seams, SI. poop out, SI. fizzle out, SI. peter out; fag, weary, tire, exhaust, fatigue, wind down.
peaked1, adj. 1. pinnacled, crested, crowned, capped; cusped, cuspate, cuspated, cusplike, cuspidal, cuspidate, cuspidated, niblike, Brit, nibbed.
2. sharp, pointed, pointy, acute, tipped, Both Bot., Zool. mucronate, mucronated; tapered, awl-shaped, subulate; spiculate, spicular, needlelike, spiky, spikelike, spiny, spinelike.
peaked1, adj. 1. pale, wan, pallid, Obs. blate, palefaced, anemic, sickly; waxen, sallow, pasty, ashen, ashy, livid; ghostly, pale as a ghost, ghastly, deathlike, cadaverous; bloodless, white, drained; whey-faced, tallow-faced, unhealthy looking, unwholesome looking; washed-out, etiolated, bleached, blanched.
2. emaciated, gaunt, drawn, haggard, pinched, hollow-eyed, withered, shriveled, shrunken, dried up, wizened, Brit. Dial, wizen; scrawny, scraggy, spare, skinny, thin, lean, lanky, lank, slim, attenuate, attenuated, tenuous; frail, weak, feeble, enfeebled, enervated, infirm; starved, underfed, undernourished.
peal, n. 1. clang, clash, clank, clatter, clangor; ringing, sounding, tintinnabulation; bang, boom, clap, chorus, rumble, thunder, thundering, roar, racket, din; burst, detonation, percussion, explosion, fulmina-tion, crash; discharge, report, cannonade, shot.
2. carillon, chimes, glockenspiel.
-v. 3. ring, clang, bong, toll, knell, chime, tintin-nabulate; blare, trumpet, blast, bang, buzz; honk, toot; bugle, blat, bray; screech, shriek, wail, whine; roar, bellow, boom, thunder; resound, resonate, trill, vibrate, reverberate, echo.
pearl, n. 1. drop, droplet, dewdrop, tear; bead, globule, glob, capsule, spherule, oval; tooth, pellet.
2. jewel, bijou, precious stone, solitaire, brilliant; ornament, trinket.
3. prize, treasure, gem, pick, flower, cream, Fr. crime de la crime, quintessence, perfection; wonder, marvel, prodigy, one in a million, one in a thousand, apple of one's eye, SI. pip; ace, find, Inf. trump.
-adj. 4. nacreous, off-white, pearly. See - pearly (def. 1).
pearly, adj. 1. nacreous, creamy, milky, white, whitish, chalky, cretaceous; cloudy, opaque, fumd, frosted; albescent, adularescent, canescent; snowy, niveous, hoar, hoary; milk-white, snow-white, swan-white; ivory, gray-white, alabaster, eggshell, off-white.
2. opalescent, opaline, iridescent, rainbowy.
peasant, n. rustic, provincial, country cousin, countryman, hobnail; farmer, plowman, plowboy, chuff, gaffer, swain, kerne or kern, son or tiller of the soil, (in Egypt) fellah, (in Russia) muszhik or mujick, (in Spanish America and Southwestern U.S.) peon, Archaic. hind; yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin, Archaic. bucolic, hawbuck, Dial, lumpkin, Often Disparaging, hillbilly, Disparaging, bogtrotter, Inf. chawbacon, Inf. cider squeezer, SI. hick, SI. woodhick, SI. rube, SI. hayseed, SI. hoosier, Fr. SI. truffe laborer, commoner, worker.
peasantry, n. 1. salt of the earth, tillers of the soil, peasants; commonalty, the common people, commoners, lower classes, humbler classes, laboring class, proletariat, rank and file; the common herd, hoi polloi, the masses, the many, the multitude, the great unnumbered; low life, dregs, underlings, riffraff, Inf. the great unwashed; mob, rabble, hoard, herd, rout, ruck, canaille.