peer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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 Bobby Robson.

    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 UK and has a title such as ‘Lord’