[kuh m-peer, kom-peer]


an equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
close friend; comrade.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to be the equal of; match.

Nearby words

  1. compañera,
  2. compañero,
  3. compañia,
  4. compd.,
  5. comped,
  6. compel,
  7. compellation,
  8. compelling,
  9. compendious,
  10. compendium

Origin of compeer

1325–75; Middle English comper < Middle French. See com-, peer1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for compeer



a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
a companion or comrade

Word Origin for compeer

C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre

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Word Origin and History for compeer



early 15c., from Middle French comper, from com- "with" (see com-) + Latin parem "equal" (see par).

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