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1perch

noun \ˈpərch\

Definition of PERCH

1
:  a bar or peg on which something is hung
2
a :  a roost for a bird
b :  a resting place or vantage point :  seat
c :  a prominent position <his new perch as president>
3
chiefly British :  rod 2

Origin of PERCH

Middle English perche, from Anglo-French, from Latin pertica pole
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with PERCH

2perch

verb

: to sit on or be on something high or on something from which it is easy to fall

: to put (someone or something) on something high or on something from which it is easy to fall

Full Definition of PERCH

intransitive verb
:  to alight, settle, or rest on a perch, a height, or a precarious spot
transitive verb
:  to place on a perch, a height, or a precarious spot

Examples of PERCH

  1. <pigeons perching on the roof>
  2. <perched the baby in a basket>

First Known Use of PERCH

14th century

3perch

noun
plural perch or perch·es

Definition of PERCH

1
a :  a small European freshwater bony fish (Perca fluviatilis of the family Percidae, the perch family)
b :  yellow perch
2
:  any of numerous bony fishes (as of the families Percidae, Centrarchidae, and Serranidae)

Illustration of PERCH

Origin of PERCH

Middle English perche, from Anglo-French, from Latin perca, from Greek perkē; akin to Old High German faro colored, Latin porcus, a spiny fish
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fishes Terms

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot
PERCH Defined for Kids

1perch

noun \ˈpərch\

Definition of PERCH for Kids

1
:  a place where birds roost
2
:  a raised seat or position

2perch

verb
perchedperch·ing

Definition of PERCH for Kids

:  to sit or rest on a raised seat or position

3perch

noun
plural perch or perch·es

Definition of PERCH for Kids

1
:  a common yellow and greenish brown fish of North America that is sometimes caught for food or sport
2
:  any of various fish related to or resembling the North American perch
June 29, 2015
expeditious Hear it
efficient or prompt
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