HyperDic: peer

English > 3 senses of the word peer:
VERBperceptionpeerlook searchingly
NOUNperson peer, equal, match, compeera person who is of equal standing with another in a group
person peera nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
peer > pronunciation
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English > peer: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
Synonymsequal, match, compeer
Member ofpeer groupcontemporaries of the same status
NarrowerassociateA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
contemporary, coevalA person of nearly the same age as another
gangsta(Black English) a member of a youth gang
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
successor, replacementA person who follows next in order
townsmanA person from the same town as yourself
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishigual, par
Catalanigual, parell, parió
English > peer: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage.
InstancesCornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwalliscommander of the British forces in the American War of Independence
Member ofpeerage, baronageThe peers of a kingdom considered as a group
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
NarrowerEarl MarshalAn officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
baronA British peer of the lowest rank
dukeA British peer of the highest rank
earlA British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount / viscount
life peerA British peer whose title / title lapses at death
marquessA British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl
peer of the realmA peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
viscountA British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
viscountessA noblewoman holding the rank of viscount / viscount in her own right
BroaderLord, noble, noblemanA titled peer of the realm
Spanishpar
Catalanpar
English > peer: 3 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninglook searchingly.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThe ropes peer
Example"We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"
Broaderlookperceive with attention
Catalanfixar la vista, mirar amb ulls de miop, mirar atentament

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