Definition Of peers


a member of the nobility in Britain or Ireland, comprising the ranks of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron.

Six members are hereditary peers : the Duke of Buccleuch, the Earl of Wemyss, the Earl of Elgin, the Earl of Airlie, the Viscount of Arbuthnott, and the Earl of Crawford.

a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person.

he has incurred much criticism from his academic peers

look keenly or with difficulty at someone or something.

Blake screwed up his eyes, trying to peer through the fog

make or become equal with or of the same rank.

Example Of peers