Pronunciation: (pēr),[key] —n. 1. a person of the same legal status: a jury of one's peers. 2. a person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.
3. something of equal worth or quality: a sky-scraper without peer. 4. a nobleman.
5. a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).
6. Archaic.a companion.
Pronunciation: (pēr),[key] —v.i. 1. to look narrowly or searchingly, as in the effort to discern clearly.
2. to peep out or appear slightly.
3. to come into view.