Pronunciation: pēr
v. i.1.To come in sight; to appear.
[imp. & p. p. Peered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Peering.]
2.To look narrowly or curiously or intently; to peep; as, the peering day.
n.1.One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character, etc.; an equal; a match; a mate.
In song he never had his peer.
- Dryden.
2.A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
3.A nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; as, a peer of the realm.
A noble peer of mickle trust and power.
- Milton.
House of Peers
the British House of Lords. See Parliament.
Spiritual peers
the bishops and archibishops, or lords spiritual, who sit in the House of Lords.
v. t.1.To make equal in rank.
1.To be, or to assume to be, equal.
Noun1.Peerpeer - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonyms: compeer, equal, match
2.peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
Verb1.peer - look searchingly; "We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"

PEER. Equal. A man's peers are his equals. A man is to be tried by his peers.
     2. In England and some other countries, this is a title of nobility; as, peers of the realm. In the United States, this equality is not so much political as civil. A man who is not a citizen, is nevertheless to be tried by citizens.

peer - A unit of communications hardware or software that is on the same protocol layer of a network as another. A common way of viewing a communications link is as two protocol stacks, which are actually connected only at the very lowest (physical) layer, but can be regarded as being connected at each higher layer by virtue of the services provided by the lower layers. Peer-to-peer communication refers to these real or virtual connections between corresponding systems in each layer.

To give a simple example, when two people talk to each other, the lowest layer is the physical layer which concerns the sound pressure waves travelling from mouth to ear (so mouths and ears are peers) the next layer might be the speech and hearing centres in the people's brains and the top layer their cerebellums or minds. Although, barring telepathy, nothing passes directly between the two minds, there is a peer-to-peer communication between them.
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