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Definition of peer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 [usually plural] a person who is the same age or who has the same social status as you She enjoys the respect of her peers. A peer review system is being introduced to help teachers who are experiencing difficulty. Children are worried about failing in front of their peers.
  2. 2 a member of the British nobility
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: peer