adam's peak - Adam's Peak; adam's peak - Mt. in Ceylon, 7,373 ft. in height. At the summit is an impression in the granite resembling a human foot, 5 ft. long and 2½ ft. broad. According to Arab tradition it was formed by Adam, who stood on one foot at this spot for a period variously estimated at 200 or 1,000 years, to expiate his crime. The Hindus attribute the mark to Buelelha. The int., which is a place of pilgrimage, is 44 m. E. of Colombo.