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peerless

Definition:

eminent beyond or above comparison

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Similar to:

incomparable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a peerless scholar

Synonyms:

1 [attributive] | matchless | nonpareil | one [attributive] | one and only [attributive] | one-and-only [attributive] | unmatchable | unmatched | unrivaled [American spelling] | unrivalled [British/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

peer + -less.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

peerless | matchless [synonym]

having no equals; matchless (4 of 348 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/peerless

Merriam-Webster:

peerless | matchless [synonym] | incomparable [synonym] | inimitable [synonym] | nonpareil [synonym] | only [synonym] | unequaled [synonym] | unexampled [synonym] | unmatched [synonym] | ...

"matchless", "incomparable" (2 of 247 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/peerless

Macmillan British Dictionary:

peerless [formal]

better than anyone or anything else (6 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/peerless

Oxford Dictionary:

peerless | unequalled [synonym] | unrivalled [synonym] | peerlessly [derived]

unequalled; unrivalled (2 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/peerless

Cambridge Dictionary:

peerless [formal]

describes something that is better than any other of its type (11 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/peerless

American Heritage Dictionary:

peerless | peerlessly [adverb, related] | peerlessness [noun, related]

Being such as to have no match; incomparable. (8 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/peerless

Wiktionary:

peerless

Without peer or equal; unparalleled, nonpareil. Of the highest quality, best. (11 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/peerless

Random House Dictionary:

peerless

having no equal; matchless; unrivaled. (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/peerless

New World Dictionary:

peerless | peerlessly [adverb, related] | peerlessness [noun, related]

without equal; unrivaled (3 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/peerless

Wikipedia:

One and Only [disambiguation] | One & Only

may refer to: One and Only (album), an album by Big Daddy Weave | "One and Only", a song by Mariah Carey from The Emancipation of Mimi | "One & Only", a song by Deep Obsession from Infinity | "One & Only", a song by Nelly from Brass Knuckles | "One & ... (48 of 162 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/One and Only

Encarta Dictionary:

peerless | peerlessly [adverb, derived] | peerlessness [noun, derived]

so good as to have no equal (7 of 20 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724593​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

peerless

Origin: peer + -less.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/peerless

peer | peers [plural] | peered [past tense] | peering [present participle]

Origin: Middle English piren ("to peer"), from or related to Saterland Frisian piren ("to look"), Low German piren ... | Anglo-Norman peir, Old French per, from Latin par. | pee + -er (29 of 46 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/peer

-less | ⠨⠎

Origin: Old English -lēas, from lēas ("devoid of"), from Proto-Germanic *lausaz. (Not related to less, which derives from *laisiz, *laisizĂ´.) Cognate to German los, -los.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-less

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

peerless

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "peerless"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/peerless

Macmillan British Dictionary:

peerless [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "peerless"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/peerless

Macmillan American Dictionary:

peerless [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "peerless"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/peerless

Cambridge Dictionary:

peerless [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "peerless"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "peerless"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/peerless

the Free Dictionary:

peerless

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "peerless"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "peerless"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "peerless" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/peerless

Google Dictionary:

peerless

Audio: English pronunciation of "peerless"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=peerless

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

peerless

Audio: North American pronunciation of "peerless"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=peerle​01 word=peerless

YourDictionary Audio:

peerless

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "peerless" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/peerless

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