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perch

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noun \ˈpərch\

Definition of perch

  1. 1 :  a bar or peg on which something is hung

  2. 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. 3 chiefly British :  rod 2



Origin of perch

Middle English perche, from Anglo-French, from Latin pertica pole


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with perch


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perch

verb

Simple Definition of perch

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to alight, settle, or rest on a perch, a height, or a precarious spot

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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>



14th Century

First Known Use of perch

14th century


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perch

noun

Definition of perch

plural perch or perch·es

  1. 1 a :  a small European freshwater bony fish (Perca fluviatilis of the family Percidae, the perch family) b :  yellow perch

  2. 2 :  any of numerous bony fishes (as of the families Percidae, Centrarchidae, and Serranidae)



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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



PERCH Defined for Kids

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perch

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noun \ˈpərch\

Definition of perch

  1. 1 :  a place where birds roost

  2. 2 :  a raised seat or position




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perch

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verb

Definition of perch

perchedperch·ing

  1. :  to sit or rest on a raised seat or position




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perch

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noun

Definition of perch

plural perch or perch·es

  1. 1 :  a common yellow and greenish brown fish of North America that is sometimes caught for food or sport

  2. 2 :  any of various fish related to or resembling the North American perch





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