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English noun: peer

1. peer (person) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Synonymscompeer, equal, match

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)associate, backup, backup man, coeval, contemporary, fill-in, gangsta, relief, reliever, replacement, stand-in, substitute, successor, townsman

Member meronympeer group

2. peer (person) a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

Broader (hypernym)Lord, noble, nobleman

Narrower (hyponym)baron, duke, earl, Earl Marshal, life peer, marquess, peer of the realm, viscount, viscountess

Instance hyponymCharles Cornwallis, Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwallis

Member meronymbaronage, peerage

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

English verb: peer

1. peer (perception) look searchingly

SamplesWe peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around.

ExamplesThe ropes peer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)look

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