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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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