peer1 / pi(ə)r/ • v. [intr.] look keenly or with difficulty at someone or something: Blake screwed up his eyes, trying to peer through the fog. ∎ be just visible: the two towers peer over the roofs. ∎ [intr.] archaic come into view; appear.peer2 • n. 1. a member of the nobility in Britain or Ireland, comprising the ranks of duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron.2. a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person: he has incurred much criticism from his academic peers.• v. archaic make or become equal with or of the same rank.PHRASES: without peer unequaled; unrivaled: he is a goalkeeper without peer.DERIVATIVES: peer·less adj. (in sense 2).