Peer vs Colleague - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between peer and colleague

is that peer is to look with difficulty, or as if searching for something or peer can be to make equal in rank while colleague is to unite or associate with another or with others.

As nouns the difference between peer and colleague

is that peer is somebody who is, or something that is, at a level equal (to that of something else) or peer can be someone who pees, someone who urinates while colleague is a fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate.

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peer

English

(wikipedia peer)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To look with difficulty, or as if searching for something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads
  • * Coleridge
  • as if through a dungeon grate he peered
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He walked slowly past the gate and peered through a narrow gap in the cedar hedge. The girl was moving along a sanded walk, toward a gray, unpainted house, with a steep roof, broken by dormer windows.
  • * 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 6
  • He would peek into the curtained windows, or, climbing upon the roof, peer down the black depths of the chimney in vain endeavor to solve the unknown wonders that lay within those strong walls.
  • to come in sight; to appear.
  • * Shakespeare
  • So honour peereth in the meanest habit.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • See how his gorget peers above his gown!

    Etymology 2

    From Anglo-Norman peir , (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Somebody who is, or something that is, at a level equal (to that of something else).
  • * Dryden
  • In song he never had his peer .
  • * Isaac Taylor
  • Shall they draw off to their privileged quarters, and consort only with their peers ?
  • # Someone who is approximately the same age (as someone else).
  • A noble with a hereditary title, i.e., a peerage, and in times past, with certain rights and privileges not enjoyed by commoners.
  • a peer of the realm
  • * Milton
  • a noble peer of mickle trust and power
  • A comrade; a companion; an associate.
  • * Spenser
  • He all his peers in beauty did surpass.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to make equal in rank.
  • (Heylin)
  • (Internet) To carry communications traffic terminating on one's own network on an equivalency basis to and from another network, usually without charge or payment. Contrast with transit where one pays another network provider to carry one's traffic.
  • Derived terms
    * peer-to-peer

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who pees, someone who urinates.
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  • Anagrams

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    colleague

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia colleague) (en noun)
  • A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate.
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    Synonyms

    * coworker * workmate * See also

    See also

    Do not confuse with: * college * collage

    Verb

    (colleagu)
  • To unite or associate with another or with others.
  • Young Fortinbras,/ Holding a weak supposal of our worth/...Colleagued with the dream of his advantage,/...hath not failed to pester us with message/ Importing the surrender of those lands/Lost by his father.'' - ''Hamlet (Act I, Scene 2)