peer·​less | \ ˈpir-ləs How to pronounce peerless (audio) \

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As an athlete he is peerless. the show's enduring success was a testimony to the peerless talents of its ensemble cast

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Adrian Belew became a first-call guitarist in the 1970s and ‘80s, thanks to his peerless work with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and King Crimson. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego summer concerts go from ‘A’ (Anderson.Paak) to ‘Z’ (The Zombies)," 13 June 2019 Yet as a fine journalist, then a peerless novelist of the horrors of war and tyranny, his destiny was to inhabit times and places that ground up human beings by the million. The Economist, "Vasily Grossman, the greatest bard of the second world war," 7 June 2019 At the time the Royal Navy was still peerless, if too small. Bartle Bull, WSJ, "‘Blood, Oil and the Axis’ Review: The Front That Was Left Behind," 9 May 2019 Brice Marden went from sweeping Robert Rauschenberg’s studio to painting peerless abstractions. Town & Country, "Mary Boone Is Taking a Break," 18 Apr. 2019 Although Crolla retreated and dodged Lomachenko’s attacks from the opening minute onward, Lomachenko picked apart Crolla’s defense with his peerless combination of athleticism and technique, working the body and head with equal aplomb. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th, defends lightweight belts," 13 Apr. 2019 His footwork alone inspires rhapsodic appreciation from veteran fight watchers, and his hand speed is similarly peerless. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Lomachenko goes Hollywood for title clash with Crolla," 11 Apr. 2019 Because Dries operates outside trends, these clothes are also peerless. Vogue, "Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Fashion Shows of the Year," 28 Dec. 2018 Esherick wanted a simple one-bedroom house—and that’s what Kahn delivered, with a peerless level of detail. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "Year in Curbed: The best of House Calls," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of peerless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of peerless

: having no equal : better than all others


peer·​less | \ ˈpir-ləs How to pronounce peerless (audio) \

Kids Definition of peerless

: having no equal

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to take the place or position of

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