peer noun

1 person of the same age/status

PEER + NOUN group She was rejected by her peer group. | pressure Children often take up smoking because of peer pressure.

PREP. among sb's ~s They adopt behaviour that is more socially acceptable among their peers.

2 person of noble rank

ADJ. Conservative, Labour, etc. | hereditary | life The Act made it possible for a woman to be created a life peer.

PHRASES a peer of the realm > Note at PEER