Peer may refer to:

  • People who are equal in such respects as age, education or social class etc., as in peer group
  • A member of the peerage, a system of honours or nobility in various countries
  • A variant of Peter (name) in Scandinavian languages and Dutch
  • Partnership for European Environmental Research, a network of seven European environmental research centres
  • Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization of anonymous public employees promoting environmental responsibility
  • Partnership for Economics Education and Research
  • Peer, Belgium
  • Peer Gynt, a play; and character by Henrik Ibsen
  • Peer Leadership Program, an organization that promotes team building and easing school transitions
  • Peer-to-peer computer network, (a participant of), in which participants act as both client and server
  • a network entity with which one performs peering operations
  • Shahar Pe'er, an Israeli professional tennis player

Famous quotes containing the word peer:

    Most literature on the culture of adolescence focuses on peer pressure as a negative force. Warnings about the “wrong crowd” read like tornado alerts in parent manuals. . . . It is a relative term that means different things in different places. In Fort Wayne, for example, the wrong crowd meant hanging out with liberal Democrats. In Connecticut, it meant kids who weren’t planning to get a Ph.D. from Yale.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)

    Research shows clearly that parents who have modeled nurturant, reassuring responses to infants’ fears and distress by soothing words and stroking gentleness have toddlers who already can stroke a crying child’s hair. Toddlers whose special adults model kindliness will even pick up a cookie dropped from a peer’s high chair and return it to the crying peer rather than eat it themselves!
    Alice Sterling Honig (20th century)

    When trouble comes no mother should have to plead guilty alone. The pediatricians, psychologists, therapists, goat herders, fathers, and peer groups should all be called to the bench as well. . . .
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)