What does the word peer mean?

Usage examples for peer

  1. I did not see the newspapers just then, in fact I have an idea they were purposely kept away from me; but some people who were calling mentioned a big society- scandal coming on in the Law Courts in which this precious peer was desperately involved. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  2. He knew that even if he became a peer, as he fully expected to do, it would be the same story; outward deference and lip service, but inward dislike and contempt. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. It was by a sheer effort of will that she at last forced herself to open her eyes and peer downward. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler