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noun [countable] peer pronunciation in American English /pɪr/
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  1. 1
    someone who is of the same age as another person

    a child who is popular with her peers

    1. a.
      someone who belongs to the same social or professional group as another person

      Few players have gained as much respect from their peers as Brett Favre.

    2. b.
      someone who is as good as another person

      As an actor she has few peers.

  2. 2
    someone who is from a high social class in the U.K. and has a title such as “Lord”

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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