- peeping tom,
- peer group,
- peer gynt,
- peer of the realm,
- peer pressure,
- peer review
Origin of peer1
verb (used without object)
Origin of peer2
Examples from the Web for peers
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
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|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
From his purview, our visit and interest had brought excitement to him and his peers.
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chatham had addressed him living, in verse, and peers sought for the honour of supporting the pall at his funeral.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
The Scottish peers and commoners that sat in the British parliament were divided into two factions.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
Sir William came to the manor on the next day, and then peers and courtiers of all ilks flocked thither to worship the rising sun.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
The dragon appears in various forms in the arms of many towns, and also in those of some peers.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art|John Vinycomb
It was at this time that the members of the Royal Family, the peers and the peeresses assumed their coronets.Sixty Years a Queen|Sir Herbert Maxwell
- 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.