compeer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compeer a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compeer An equal, as in rank, age, prowess, etc.; a companion; a comrade; a mate. "And him thus answer'd soon his bold compeer .""His compeer in arms."
    • v. i Compeer See Compear.
    • v. t Compeer To be equal with; to match. "In my rights,
      By me invested, he compeers the best."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compeer One who is the peer of another; one who has equal rank or standing in any respect; an equal, especially as a companion or associate.
    • n compeer Synonyms See associate, n.
    • compeer To equal; match; be equal with.
    • compeer See compear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Compeer kom-pēr′ one who is equal to another: a companion: an associate
    • v.t Compeer (Shak.) to equal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. comper, through French fr. L. compar,; com-, + par, equal. See Peer an equal, and cf. 1st Compare

Usage

In literature:

America has decreed that from these and all their compeers the Philippines are to be preserved.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
But he knew nothing of his compeer, only they had been down to the river together.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He bowed gravely to some of her compeers.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There was quite a stir among Betty's compeers.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Too readily are the faults of a compeer rehearsed, and too slowly are her virtues acknowledged.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
He was really without a compeer, a master artist.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
His competitors and compeers had given to charity, but none on so great a scale as Girard.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
It was a picture which might well command the respectful attention of Silas and his compeers.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
However, my grandfather is no worse off than his compeers.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
The dull and the silly will be far happier with their compeers.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
He was already known among his compeers for his knowledge of Greek.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It's safe to say that when your compeers are all dead.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
But remember that success depends mainly on you and your compeers.
"The Revival of Irish Literature" by Charles Gavan Duffy
I was in the Southern States, and there I and my compeers were nobles.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Diogenes, old compeer," he shouted still louder than before, "is there room in your tub for your friends?
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
There are my compeers, gay at court, While here the tears my face begrime.
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
Let the importance of no man be undervalued by himself or compeers because he was not born with a trumpet tongue.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The golfing minister went the way of all flesh, and his compeers with him, but the golf endured.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
Here, it might be, he had a pointer or two to give to that great compeer of his, the lady in Sweden.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
His compeers disliked and shunned him, while he, on his part, seemed equally to disregard their censure or applause.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Open thy treasures, and impart
Thy grace to me, and teach my heart,
To know thee in my tender years,
Like Daniel, and his young compeers.
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
Unseen, unheard, his gray compeers
The shades of Lee and Jefferson,
Wise Franklin reverend with his years
And Carroll, lord of Carrollton!
"One Of The Signers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
No Dark Companion, but a sun of glory;
No fell disturber, but a bright compeer;
The shining complement that crowned the story;
The golden link that made the meaning clear.
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens
These are Time's triumphs; while his black compeer,
Death, writhes his ghastly visage to a smile;
And, grimly-pleas'd, surveys the conquer'd year,
Exulting in the partner of his toil.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
So feathered friend, until the end you may divide my den,
And make a mess, which (more or less) I clean up now and then.
But I prefer the doom to share of dead and gone compeers,
Than parrot be, and live to see ten times a hundred years.
"Longevity" by Robert W Service

In news:

A recent dinner provided by Christ First Mission Team to Compeer Chautauqua participants brought the total number of dinners served to Compeer over the past nine years to 2,520 meals.
Compeer offers the healing power of supportive friendship to adults and youth striving for better mental health.
Christ First Shares Welcoming Atmosphere With Compeer.
A recent dinner provided by Christ First Mission Team to Compeer Chautauqua participants brought the total number of dinners served to Compeer over the past nine years to 2,520 meal.
Compeer offers the healing power of supportive friendship to adults and youth striving for better mental health.
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