Part of speech: noun

A nobleman.

Part of speech: verb

To look at or into something attentively and inquiringly.

Part of speech: noun

An equal.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Margaret Pedler.