[peer-ij] /ˈpɪər ɪdʒ/
the body of peers of a country or state.
the rank or dignity of a peer.
a book listing the peers and giving their genealogies.
the whole body of peers; aristocracy
the position, rank, or title of a peer
(esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them
mid-15c., “peers collectively,” from peer (n.) + -age. Probably on model of Old French parage.
[peers] /pɪərs/ noun 1. Jan (Jacob Pincus Perelmuth) 1904–84, U.S. opera singer.
[peer-is] /ˈpɪər ɪs/ noun 1. the wife or widow of a . 2. a woman having in her own right the rank of a . /ˈpɪərɪs/ noun 1. the wife or widow of a peer 2. a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right
[peer] /pɪər/ verb (used without object) 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. /pɪə/ noun 1. a member of a nobility; nobleman 2. a person who holds any of the five grades of the British nobility: duke, […]
noun 1. a group of people, usually of similar age, background, and social status, with whom a person associates and who are likely to influence the person’s beliefs and behavior. noun 1. a social group composed of individuals of approximately the same age A group of people who share certain social characteristics, such as age, […]