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peer



Pronunciation: (pēr), [key]
n.
1. a person of the same legal status: a jury of one's peers.
2. a person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.
3. something of equal worth or quality: a sky-scraper without peer.
4. a nobleman.
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.

peer



Pronunciation: (pēr), [key]
v.i.
1. to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.
2. to peep out or appear slightly.
3. to come into view.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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