Word of the Day Archive
Sunday August 5, 2012
1. Close friend; comrade.
2. An equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
1. Archaic. To be the equal of; match.
Whoever eats them outlasts heaven and earth, and is the compeer of sun and moon.
-- Cheng'en Wu, Monkey
Aren't you pleased with him, and didn't he arrange things well, eh, my good compeer Lenet?
-- Alexandre Dumas, The Women's War
Compeer comes from the Latin word parem which meant "equal." The prefix com- means "with, together or in association."