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peer 1

 (pîr)
intr.v. peered, peer·ing, peers
1. To look intently, searchingly, or with difficulty. See Synonyms at gaze.
2. To be partially visible; show: The moon peered from behind dark clouds.

[Sense 1, perhaps a variant of Early Modern English pire (from Middle English piren; perhaps akin to Low German piren, to search closely), Sense 2, perhaps a variant of Early Modern English pear (from Middle English perenprobably alteration of apperen, to appear; see appear).]

peer 2

 (pîr)
n.
1. A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age: children who are easily influenced by their peers.
2.
a. A nobleman.
b. A man who holds a peerage by descent or appointment.
3. A computer participating in a peer-to-peer network.
4. Archaic A companion; a fellow: "To stray away into these forests drear, / Alone, without a peer" (John Keats).

[Middle English, from Old French per, equal, peer, from Latin pār; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

peer

(pɪə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a nobility; nobleman
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who holds any of the five grades of the British nobility: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron. See also life peer
3.
a. a person who is an equal in social standing, rank, age, etc
b. (as modifier): peer pressure.
4. archaic a companion; mate
[C14 (in sense 3): from Old French per, from Latin pār equal]

peer

(pɪə)
vb (intr)
1. to look intently with or as if with difficulty: to peer into the distance.
2. to appear partially or dimly: the sun peered through the fog.
[C16: from Flemish pieren to look with narrowed eyes]

peer1

(pɪər)

n.
1. a person who is the equal of another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, or status.
2. a person of the same legal status as another.
3. something of equal worth or quality.
4. a noble.
5. a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).
6. Archaic. a companion.
[1175–1225; < Old French per < Latin pār equal]

peer2

(pɪər)

v.i.
1. to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.
2. to appear slightly; peep out.
3. to come into view.
[1585–95; perhaps aph. variant of appear]

peer


Past participle: peered
Gerund: peering

Imperative
peer
peer
Present
I peer
you peer
he/she/it peers
we peer
you peer
they peer
Preterite
I peered
you peered
he/she/it peered
we peered
you peered
they peered
Present Continuous
I am peering
you are peering
he/she/it is peering
we are peering
you are peering
they are peering
Present Perfect
I have peered
you have peered
he/she/it has peered
we have peered
you have peered
they have peered
Past Continuous
I was peering
you were peering
he/she/it was peering
we were peering
you were peering
they were peering
Past Perfect
I had peered
you had peered
he/she/it had peered
we had peered
you had peered
they had peered
Future
I will peer
you will peer
he/she/it will peer
we will peer
you will peer
they will peer
Future Perfect
I will have peered
you will have peered
he/she/it will have peered
we will have peered
you will have peered
they will have peered
Future Continuous
I will be peering
you will be peering
he/she/it will be peering
we will be peering
you will be peering
they will be peering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peering
you have been peering
he/she/it has been peering
we have been peering
you have been peering
they have been peering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peering
you will have been peering
he/she/it will have been peering
we will have been peering
you will have been peering
they will have been peering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peering
you had been peering
he/she/it had been peering
we had been peering
you had been peering
they had been peering
Conditional
I would peer
you would peer
he/she/it would peer
we would peer
you would peer
they would peer
Past Conditional
I would have peered
you would have peered
he/she/it would have peered
we would have peered
you would have peered
they would have peered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peer - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
peer group - contemporaries of the same status
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
coeval, contemporary - a person of nearly the same age as another
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - 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"
successor, replacement - a person who follows next in order; "he was President Lincoln's successor"
townsman - a person from the same town as yourself; "a fellow townsman"
2.peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
baronage, peerage - the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - 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
baron - a British peer of the lowest rank
duke - a British peer of the highest rank
earl - a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
Earl Marshal - an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
life peer - a British peer whose title lapses at death
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
marquess - a British peer ranking below a duke and above an earl
peer of the realm - a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
viscount - a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron
viscountess - a noblewoman holding the rank of viscount in her own right
Verb1.peer - look searchingly; "We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"
look - 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!"

peer

1
verb squint, look, spy, gaze, scan, inspect, peep, peek, snoop, scrutinize, look closely He peered ahead and saw them on the causeway. She peered at him sleepily over the bedclothes.

peer

2
noun
1. noble, lord, count, duke, earl, baron, aristocrat, viscount, marquess, marquis, nobleman, aristo (informal) He was made a life peer in 1981.
2. equal, like, match, fellow, contemporary, coequal, compeer His personality made him popular with his peers.

peer 1

verb
To look intently and fixedly:
Idioms: gaze open-mouthed, rivet the eyes on.

peer 2

noun
One that is very similar to another in rank or position:
Translations
مَثيل، نَظير، نِد، إبن الجيلنَبيل او شَريف إنجليزييُحَدِّق
civětmžouratšlechticsobě rovný
adelsmandjævnaldrendestirre
aîalsmaîurjafningirÿna
cieši skatītieslīdzīgu cilvēku grupapērspētītvienaudzis
pérseberovnýuprene sa pozerať
akrangöremiyormuş gibi bakmakLordyaşıt

peer

1 [pɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (= noble) → par m, lord m
he was made a life peerle concedieron un título vitalicio
2. (= equal) (in status) → par mf, igual mf; (in age) → coetáneo/a m/f
as a musician he has no peercomo músico no tiene par or igual
children like to feel accepted by their peersa los niños les gusta sentirse aceptados por sus coetáneos
B. CPD peer evaluation N = peer review peer group Ngrupo m paritario
peer pressure, peer-group pressure Npresión f ejercida por los iguales or (frm) por el grupo paritario
peer review Nevaluación f por los iguales

peer

2 [pɪəʳ] VI
to peer at sth/sb (short-sightedly) → mirar algo/a algn con ojos de miope; (closely) → escudriñar algo/a algn
the old man peered at the bookel anciano miraba el libro con ojos de miope
he peered at his reflection in the waterescudriñaba su reflejo en el agua
we went up to the window and peered infuimos hasta la ventana y nos asomamos para ver lo que pasaba dentro
to peer into sb's faceescudriñar la cara a algn
I peered over her shouldermiré por encima de su hombro
we peered over the wallnos asomamos para mirar por encima de la pared

peer

[ˈpɪər]
vi (= look) to peer at sb/sth (carefully)regarder attentivement qn/qch, scruter qn/qch; (shortsightedly)s'efforcer de voir qn/qch
n
(= noble) → pair m
(of similar age) their peers (= people of the same age) → les gens du même âge (= children of the same age) → les enfants du même âge
children who are cleverer than their peers → les enfants qui sont plus intelligents que les enfants du même âge
to be judged by one's peers (= people of same status) → être jugé(e) par ses pairs peer group, peer pressure, peer review
peer out
vi (= look out) → regarder dehors

peer

1
n
(= noble)Peer m; peer of the realmPeer m
(= equal)Gleichrangige(r) mf, → Peer m (spec); he was well-liked by his peerser war bei seinesgleichen beliebt; to be tried by one’s peersvon seinesgleichen gerichtet werden; as a musician he has no peer or is without peerals Musiker sucht er seinesgleichen

peer

2
vistarren; (short-sightedly, inquiringly) → schielen; to peer (hard) at somebodyjdn anstarren/anschielen; to peer (hard) at somethingetw anstarren; the driver peered through the fogder Fahrer versuchte angestrengt, im Nebel etwas zu erkennen; if you peer through the mist you can just see …wenn es dir gelingt, im Nebel etwas zu erkennen, kannst du gerade noch … sehen

peer

1 [pɪəʳ] n (noble) → pari m inv; (equal) → pari m/f inv, uguale m/f

peer

2 [pɪəʳ] vi to peer at sthaguzzare gli occhi per vedere qc
to peer into a room → guardare in una stanza

peer1

(piə) noun
1. a nobleman (in Britain, one from the rank of baron upwards).
2. a person's equal in rank, merit or age. The child was disliked by his peers; (also adjective) He is more advanced than the rest of his peer group.
ˈpeerage (-ridʒ) noun
1. a peer's title or status. He was granted a peerage.
2. (often with plural verb when considered as a number of separate individuals) all noblemen as a group. The peerage has/have many responsibilities.
ˈpeeress noun
1. the wife or widow of a peer.
2. a woman who is a peer in her own right.
ˈpeerless adjective
without equal; better than all others. Sir Galahad was a peerless knight.

peer2

(piə) verb
to look with difficulty. He peered at the small writing.

peer

n igual mf, par mf; (V. también group y pressure.)
References in classic literature ?
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
Come, we have our electric torches, and we shall need them, for it's very dark in there," and he peered into the passage in front of which they all stood now.
Cautiously I slipped from under the buffalo hide, got up on my knees and peered over the side of the wagon.
The cavalcade had not long passed, before the branches of the bushes that formed the thicket were cautiously moved asunder, and a human visage, as fiercely wild as savage art and unbridled passions could make it, peered out on the retiring footsteps of the travelers.
It was whispered by those who peered after her that the scarlet letter threw a lurid gleam along the dark passage-way of the interior.