Meaning of peer


Pronunciation: (pēr), [key]
— n.
  1. a person of the same legal status: a jury of one's peers.
  2. a person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.
  3. something of equal worth or quality: a sky-scraper without peer.
  4. a nobleman.
  5. a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).
  6. a companion.


Pronunciation: (pēr), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.
  2. to peep out or appear slightly.
  3. to come into view.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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