2. Someone who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.
3. Something of equal worth or quality.
4. A member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).
5. Etymology: from Anglo-French peir, Old French per; from Latin par, "equal"; an equal in civil standing or rank.
"Jason peered at the people walking on the street by his house from behind a curtain."2. To come out slightly or to peep out: "During the cloudy day, the sun peered from behind a cloud."
3. Etymology: of uncertain origin, perhaps resulting from aperen, "to appear" and found in Middle English piren, "to peer, to look".
2. A member of one of several ranks within British aristocracy: Josh's favorite aunt married an English peer and moved to live with him in his castle in the country.
2. The structural support between two openings in a wall; such as, two windows: The large ornate mirror hung in the pier in the dining room and reflected the candle light on the table.
3. A mass of stone, concrete, or steel used to provide support for a wall: The masons reinforced the wall with a pier of stone and gravel.
The visiting peer stood on the pier and watched the sunset spread over the ocean.
Calvin was talking to Hobbes: "I'd build a raft for this pond, but I don't have a place to dock it."
Hobbes replied: "I've always said you're a friend without pier. I guess you're under a lot of pier pressure."
2. A person of noble birth; "He was given the peerage (rank of a British peer or nobility) after years of devoted service to the community."