From (etyl) .
To look with difficulty, or as if searching for something.
- peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads
* 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
- as if through a dungeon grate he peered
* 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 6
- 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.
to come in sight; to appear.
- 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.
* Ben Jonson
- So honour peereth in the meanest habit.
- See how his gorget peers above his gown!
From Anglo-Norman peir , (etyl) .
Somebody who is, or something that is, at a level equal (to that of something else).
* Isaac Taylor
- In song he never had his peer .
# 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.
- Shall they draw off to their privileged quarters, and consort only with their peers ?
- a peer of the realm
A comrade; a companion; an associate.
- a noble peer of mickle trust and power
- He all his peers in beauty did surpass.
to make equal in rank.
(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.
Someone who pees, someone who urinates.
A person with an extraordinary intellect or skill that is markedly superior to his or her peers.
*1840 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una’:
*:At long intervals some master-minds appeared, looking upon each advance in practical science as a retro-gradation in the true utility.
, author=Steve Kemper
, title=Code Name Ginger: the Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
, passage=His first outside hire wasn't an electronics whiz or a mechanical mastermind
, but a young industrial designer, a creature hitherto unknown at DEKA.}}
A person responsible for the highest level of planning and execution of a major operation.
, author=Mark S. Hamm
, title=Terrorism as Crime: from Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond
, passage=The first was with none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM), mastermind
of the 9/11 attacks.}}
To act in the role of mastermind.
, author=Kevin Danaher et al.
, title=Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots
, passage=It would later be revealed that the corporation contributed over a quarter of a million dollars to the effort—a whopping 93 percent of the total coffer—and hired a team of media and political experts to mastermind