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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 peer /ˈpɪr/

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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peer v. t. To make equal in rank. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peer v. t. To be, or to assume to be, equal. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peer v. i. [imp. & p. p. Peered p. pr. & vb. n. Peering.]
 1. To come in sight; to appear. [Poetic]
    So honor peereth in the meanest habit.   --Shak.
    See how his gorget peers above his gown!   --B. Jonson.
 2.  To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day.
    Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads.   --Shak.
    As if through a dungeon grate he peered.   --Coleridge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peer, n.
 1. One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate.
    In song he never had his peer.   --Dryden.
    Shall they consort only with their peers?   --I. Taylor.
 2. A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
    He all his peers in beauty did surpass.   --Spenser.
 3. 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.
    A noble peer of mickle trust and power.   --Milton.
 House of Peers, The Peers, the British House of Lords. See Parliament.
 Spiritual peers, the bishops and archibishops, or lords spiritual, who sit in the House of Lords.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
           [syn: equal, match, compeer]
      2: a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron)
         who is a member of the British peerage
      v : look searchingly; "We peered into the back of the shop to
          see whether a salesman was around"