To peer is defined as to look closely or intently at something that may difficult to see.(verb)
Peer is to wake in the night and try to see in the darkness.
The definition of a peer is an equal in age, skill or another category.(noun)
An example of a peer is someone who graduated in the same year as a fellow student.
See peer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME peir < OFr per < L par, an equal: see par
Origin: ? aphetic < appear
See peer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb peered, peer·ing, peers
Origin: Middle English piren (probably from Frisian piren)
Origin: and peren (short for aperen, to appear; see appear).
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French per, equal, peer
Origin: , from Latin pār; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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