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PEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peer mean? 

PEER (noun)
  The noun PEER has 2 senses:

1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
2. a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

  Familiarity information: PEER used as a noun is rare.


PEER (verb)
  The verb PEER has 1 sense:

1. look searchingly

  Familiarity information: PEER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

compeer; equal; peer; match

Hypernyms ("peer" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peer"):

townsman (a person from the same town as yourself)

associate (a person who joins with others in some activity)

coeval; contemporary (a person of nearly the same age as another)

backup; backup man; fill-in; relief; reliever; stand-in; substitute (someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult))

replacement; successor (a person who follows next in order)

Holonyms ("peer" is a member of...):

peer group (contemporaries of the same status)


Sense 2peer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("peer" is a kind of...):

Lord; noble; nobleman (a titled peer of the realm)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peer"):

viscountess (a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right)

viscount (a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron)

peer of the realm (a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords)

marquess (a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl)

life peer (a British peer whose title lapses at death)

Earl Marshal (an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies)

earl (a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount)

duke (a British peer of the highest rank)

baron (a British peer of the lowest rank)

Instance hyponyms:

Charles Cornwallis; Cornwallis; First Marquess Cornwallis (commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805))

Holonyms ("peer" is a member of...):

baronage; peerage (the peers of a kingdom considered as a group)


PEER (verb)


Sense 1peer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look searchingly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around

Hypernyms (to "peer" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The ropes peer


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