peer

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1peer

noun \ˈpir\

: a person who belongs to the same age group or social group as someone else

: a member of the British nobility

Full Definition of PEER

1
:  one that is of equal standing with another :  equal; especially :  one belonging to the same societal group especially based on age, grade, or status
2
archaic :  companion
3
a :  a member of one of the five ranks (as duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron) of the British peerage
b :  noble 1
peer adjective

Examples of PEER

  1. He was respected and admired by his peers.
  2. teenagers spending time with their peer groups

Origin of PEER

Middle English, from Anglo-French per, from per, adjective, equal, from Latin par
First Known Use: 13th century

2peer

verb

Definition of PEER

transitive verb
archaic
:  rival, match

First Known Use of PEER

14th century

3peer

verb

Definition of PEER

intransitive verb
1
:  to look narrowly or curiously; especially :  to look searchingly at something difficult to discern
2
:  to come slightly into view :  emerge partly

Origin of PEER

perhaps by shortening & alteration from appear
First Known Use: 1580

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