Thesaurus

peer

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of peer

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a man of high birth or social position
  • claims to be related to an English peer

Synonyms for peer

Words Related to peer

Near Antonyms for peer

2 one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value
  • a jury of one's peers

Synonyms for peer

Words Related to peer

peer

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of peer (Entry 2 of 2)

to look long and hard in wonder or surprise
  • visitors seem mesmerized as they peer at the variety of marine life in the aquarium's huge tank

Synonyms for peer

Words Related to peer

Near Antonyms for peer

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about peer

Time Traveler for peer

Time Traveler

The first known use of peer was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Peer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/peer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on peer

Dictionary: Definition of peer

Nglish: Translation of peer for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of peer for Arabic Speakers

Comments on peer

What made you want to look up peer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!