Peer definition

pîr
A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age.

Children who are easily influenced by their peers.

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To look intently, searchingly, or with difficulty.
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To be partially visible; show.

The moon peered from behind dark clouds.

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A person or thing of the same rank, value, quality, ability, etc.; equal; specif., an equal before the law.
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A computer participating in a peer-to-peer network.
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(old poet.) To appear.
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To peer is defined as to look closely or intently at something that may difficult to see.

Peer is to wake in the night and try to see in the darkness.

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A nobleman.
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A man who holds a peerage by descent or appointment.
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The definition of a peer is an equal in age, skill or another category.

An example of a peer is someone who graduated in the same year as a fellow student.

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(archaic) A companion; a fellow.
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(intransitive) To look with difficulty, or as if searching for something.
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To come in sight; to appear.
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(Internet) To carry communications traffic terminating on one's own network on an equivalency basis to and from another network, usually without charge or payment. Contrast with transit where one pays another network provider to carry one's traffic.
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Someone who pees, someone who urinates.
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Somebody who is, or something that is, at a level equal (to that of something else).
  • Someone who is approximately the same age (as someone else).
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A noble with a hereditary title, i.e., a peerage, and in times past, with certain rights and privileges not enjoyed by commoners.

A peer of the realm.

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A comrade; a companion; an associate.
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To make equal in rank.

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A noble; esp., a British duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron.
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A person who is a member of the same group, class, etc. as another.

A professor's academic peers.

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(archaic) To match or equal.
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To look closely and searchingly, or squint, as in trying to see more clearly.
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On the same level or providing the same function. In networking, a peer is a node that provides the same functionality as another. For example, two desktop PCs in a network are peers. A desktop PC and a server are not peers as they perform different operations. The desktop PC may query the server for business data, but the server does not query the PC for the same data. See peering.
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To come out or show slightly; come partly into sight.
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peer of the realm
  • any of the British peers entitled to a seat in the House of Lords
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peer
Plural:
peers

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of peer

  • Middle English piren (probably from Frisian piren) peren (short for aperen to appear appear)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French per equal, peer from Latin pār perə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English piren (“to peer”), from or related to Saterland Frisian piren (“to look”), Dutch Low Saxon piren (“to look”), West Flemish pieren (“to look with narrowed eyes, squint at”), Dutch pieren (“to look closely at, examine”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Anglo-Norman peir, Old French per, from Latin par.

    From Wiktionary

  • pee +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary