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Peer meaning

peer - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. a nobleman ( duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
  2. 2. To come in sight; to appear.
  3. 3. To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day.
  4. 4. One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate.
  5. 5. A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
  6. 6. A nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; as, a peer of the realm.
  7. 7. To make equal in rank.
  8. 8. To be, or to assume to be, equal.
  9. 9. An equal; member of the House of Lords; high nobleman.
  10. 10. Peeress.
  11. 11. To come in sight; look narrowly; peep.

peer - examples of usage

  1. She too was hurrying, bent evidently on some errand that absorbed her, for she did not stop to peer up at the birds or to pull the flowers as she was wont to do. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. It was General Pellew; they say he's going to be made a peer." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. Then he went to the other end to peer over there. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
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