Origin of peer1
verb (used without object)
Origin of peer2
Synonyms for peer
Related Words for peersrival, associate, stare, glare, gape, snoop, gawk, peep, squint, compeer, like, match, companion, spy, inspect, eye, look, pin, rubberneck, focus
Examples from the Web for peers
Contemporary Examples of peers
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
From his purview, our visit and interest had brought excitement to him and his peers.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Story meetings with my peers are usually a matter of tossing out many ideas until the right one hits.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Dardagan and his peers are the first to admit that local media reports often are speculative in the extreme.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of peers
Peers, Commons, and visitors filled the floor and galleries.
If the nation was determined it would not be baffled by the Peers.
Tories and Peers especially were enraged, and regarded themselves as baffled.
Is rhyme unnatural from the lips of their peers and paladins?
Your peers will probably be of the opinion that you display a commendable prudence.Scaramouche
- a person who is an equal in social standing, rank, age, etc
- (as modifier)peer pressure
Word Origin for peer
Word Origin for peer
c.1300, "an equal in rank or status" (early 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French peir, Old French per (10c.), from Latin par "equal" (see par (n.)). Sense of "a noble" (late 14c.) is from Charlemagne's Twelve Peers in the old romances, who, like the Arthurian knights of the Round Table, originally were so called because all were equal. Sociological sense of "one of the same age group or social set" is from 1944. Peer review attested by 1970. Peer pressure is first recorded 1971.
"to look closely," 1590s, variant of piren (late 14c.), with a long -i-, probably related to or from East Frisian piren "to look," of uncertain origin. Influenced in form and sense by Middle English peren (late 14c.), shortened form of aperen (see appear). Related: Peered; peering.