What does Peer mean?

Definitions for Peerpɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Peer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peer, equal, match, compeer(noun)

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

  2. peer(verb)

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

  3. peer(verb)

    look searchingly

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


  1. peer(Noun)

    Someone who pees, someone who urinates.

  2. Origin: Variant of piren, peren

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peer(verb)

    to come in sight; to appear

  2. Peer(verb)

    to look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day

  3. Peer(noun)

    one of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate

  4. Peer(noun)

    a comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate

  5. Peer(noun)

    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

  6. Peer(verb)

    to make equal in rank

  7. Peer(verb)

    to be, or to assume to be, equal

  8. Origin: [OF. parir, pareir equiv. to F. paratre to appear, L. parere. Cf. Appear.]


  1. Peer

    Peer is a municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Peer had a total population of 15,810. The total area is 86.95 km² which gives a population density of 182 inhabitants per km². Peer is the site of a famous annual blues music festival held in July. The village Grote Brogel, part of Peer, claims to be the birthplace of Pieter Bruegel/ The Bruegel Foundation was also founded in Peer to research the history of Peer and Pieter Bruegel. Kleine Brogel, a village that is a part of Peer, includes Kleine Brogel Air Base. Rumours that American nuclear weapons under the NATO nuclear sharing program were stationed at Kleine Brogel have never been officially confirmed, but are now known to be true. A cable from the American Embassy in Brussels from Nov. 2009 - published by Wikileaks - not only confirms their existence, but also informs that the Belgian government rejected a proposal from Germany to propose to the rest of NATO that the nuclear weapons be removed from both countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peer

    pēr, n. an equal in rank, ability, character, &c.: an associate: a nobleman: a member of the House of Lords:—fem. Peer′ess.—n. Peer′age, the rank or dignity of a peer: the body of peers: a book containing a description of the history, connections, &c. of the different peers.—adj. Peer′less, having no peer or equal: matchless.—adv. Peer′lessly.—n. Peer′lessness.—House of Peers, the House of Lords; Spiritual peer, one of the bishops or archbishops qualified to sit as members of the House of Lords; Temporal peer, one of the members of the House of Lords, other than the bishops. [O. Fr. (Fr. pair),—L. par, paris, equal.]

  2. Peer

    pēr, v.i. to look narrowly or closely: to peep: to appear:—pa.t. and pa.p. peered.—adj. Peer′y, prying, sly. [M. E. piren—Low Ger. piren, orig. pliren, to draw the eyelids together.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Nouns Frequency: #2516

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Peer' in Verbs Frequency: #782


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Defoe:

    Pride the first peer and president of hell.

  2. George Christoph Lichtenberg:

    A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.

  3. Baitour Vice President Tian Xiaoming:

    We couldn't get the funds we needed from the bank, peer-to-peer turned out to be the best alternative.

  4. England Governor Mark Carney:

    You peer into the future, building your defenses against a world where extreme events become the norm.

  5. Jesper Brandgaard:

    Peer companies are traded 10 percent higher now than in the autumn ... so we think it is an attractive time to list NNIT.

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Translations for Peer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • النظيرArabic
  • zírat, civět, hledětCzech
  • spähen, Edelfrau, Adelige, Beaufsichtigender, Gleichaltrige, Gleichaltriger, Ebenbürtiger, Edelmann, AdeligerGerman
  • ευγενήςGreek
  • parSpanish
  • vertainen, tähyillä, tiirailla, pääriFinnish
  • noble, semblable, pareil, pair, pareilleFrench
  • piaraIrish
  • leithidScottish Gaelic
  • सहकर्मीHindi
  • nemesHungarian
  • persona di pari condizione sociale, scrutare, uguale, sbirciare, nobile, pariItalian
  • 同輩, 華族, 同年配の人, 貴族, ピアJapanese
  • pervideasLatin
  • whātaretare, whakataretare, whakatare, whātareMāori
  • jevnaldrende, kikkeNorwegian
  • edelman, edele, gelijkeDutch
  • rówieśniczka, rówieśnik, parPolish
  • par, espreitarPortuguese
  • вглядываться, дворянин, сверстница, ровесница, ровня, сверстник, ровесник, дворянка, пэрRussian
  • gelike, speja, like, kika, pär, jämlike, spanaSwedish
  • emsâl, lord, gözetlemek, yaşıt, asilzâde, taydaş, akranTurkish
  • ОднолітокUkrainian

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