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peer1 British & World English

Look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something

peer2 British & World English

A member of the nobility in Britain or Ireland, comprising the ranks of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron

peer1 English Thesaurus

he swivelled his head to peer in our direction

peer2 English Thesaurus

hereditary and life peers

peer New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron

life peer British & World English

(In the UK) a peer whose title cannot be inherited

Peer Gynt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

play by Ibsen (1867); incidental music by Grieg

peer-to-peer British & World English

Denoting or relating to networks in which each computer can act as a server for the others, allowing shared access to files and peripherals without the need for a central server

peer group British & World English

A group of people of approximately the same age, status, and interests

peer review British & World English

Evaluation of scientific, academic, or professional work by others working in the same field

peer pressure British & World English

Influence from members of one’s peer group

peer of the realm British & World English

A member of the class of peers who has the right to sit in the House of Lords

peer of the realm New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

peer with the historical right to sit in the House of Lords