Peer
Peer Peer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peering}.] [OF. parir, pareir equiv. to F. para[^i]tre to appear, L. parere. Cf. {Appear}.] 1. To come in sight; to appear. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

So honor peereth in the meanest habit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

See how his gorget peers above his gown! --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. a different word; cf. OE. piren, LG. piren. Cf. {Pry} to peep.] To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As if through a dungeon grate he peered. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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  • peer — peer·age; peer·ess; peer·ing·ly; peer·less; peer; com·peer; peer·ie; peer·less·ly; peer·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Peer — may refer to: *A member of the peerage, a system of honours or nobility in various countries; *A variant of the name Peter in Scandinavic languages; *Peer, Belgium *Peer Gynt, a play and character by Henrik Ibsen; *Peer group, (a member of) a… …   Wikipedia

  • Peer — 〈[ pi:r] m. 6〉 1. Mitglied des engl. Hochadels 2. Mitglied des Oberhauses im engl. Parlament [engl.] * * * Peer [pi:ɐ̯ , auch: pɪə ], der; s, s [engl. peer, eigtl. = Gleichrangiger < afrz. per < lat. par = gleich]: 1. Angehöriger des hohen… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Peer — Peer, n. [OE. per, OF. per, F. pair, fr. L. par equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Pair}, {Par}, n., {Umpire}.] 1. One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate. [1913 Webster] In song he never had his peer. Dryden.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • peer — Ⅰ. peer [1] ► VERB 1) look with difficulty or concentration. 2) be just visible. ORIGIN perhaps a variant of dialect pire or perhaps partly from a shortening of APPEAR(Cf. ↑appear). Ⅱ. peer …   English terms dictionary

  • Peer — v. t. To make equal in rank. [R.] Heylin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peer — v. t. To be, or to assume to be, equal. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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