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Definition 1: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for peer in the sense of this definition

(peer is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of peer ) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

(... is a kind of peer ) a person of nearly the same age as another

(... is a kind of peer ) (Black English) a member of a youth gang

(... is a kind of peer ) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

(... is a kind of peer ) a person who follows next in order

"he was President Lincoln's successor"

(... is a kind of peer ) a person from the same town as yourself

"a fellow townsman"

(... is a member of peer) contemporaries of the same status

Definition 2: a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage - [noun denoting person]

(peer is a kind of ...) a titled peer of the realm

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer whose title lapses at death

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron

(... is a kind of peer ) an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer of the highest rank

(... is a kind of peer ) a British peer of the lowest rank

(... is a kind of peer ) a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right

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

(... is an instance of peer) commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)

(... is a member of peer) the peers of a kingdom considered as a group

(peer belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: look searchingly - [verb of perception]

Samples where peer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(peer is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

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