perch

  • 1 Perch — (p[ e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe rkh; cf. perkno s dark colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any fresh water fish of the genus Perca and of several other… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Perch — ist der Name von: Perch Island, mehrere Inseln in den USA Perch ist der Familienname folgender Personen: James Perch (* 1985), englischer Fußballspieler Perch bezeichnet: Perch, eine alte englische Längeneinheit …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 perch — perch1 [pʉrch] n. pl. perch or perches [ME perche < OFr < L perca < Gr perkē < IE base * perk̑ , speckled, colorful > Ger farbe, color, OE forn, trout] 1. any of a family (Percidae) of small, spiny finned, freshwater, percoid food… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Perch — Perch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Perched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perching}.] [F. percher. See {Perch} a pole.] To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost. [1913 Webster] Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Perch — Perch, v. t. 1. To place or to set on, or as on, a perch. [1913 Webster] 2. To occupy as a perch. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Perch — Perch, n. [F. perche, L. pertica.] 1. A pole; a long staff; a rod; esp., a pole or other support for fowls to roost on or to rest on; a roost; figuratively, any elevated resting place or seat. [1913 Webster] As chauntecleer among his wives all… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 perch — perch·er; perch; un·perch; …

    English syllables

  • 8 Perch — [pə:tʃ] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. perch, dies aus fr. perche, vgl. ↑Perche> altes engl. Längenmaß …

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  • 9 perch — [n] object placed high for sitting on branch, landing place, lounge, pole, post, resting place, roost, seat; concepts 443,479 perch [v] sit atop of alight, balance, land, light, rest, roost, set down, settle, sit on, squat, touch down; concept… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 perch — Ⅰ. perch [1] ► NOUN 1) a branch, bar, etc. on which a bird rests or roosts. 2) a high or narrow seat or resting place. ► VERB 1) sit, rest, or place somewhere. 2) (be perched) (of a building) be situated above or on the edge of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Perch — (Pearch, engl., spr. Pertsch, Pole, Rod, entsprechend der deutschen Ruthe), englisches Maß; das gesetzliche Standard P. – 161/2 engl. Fuß (à 0,304 Meter od. 0,97 preuß. Fuß), die Forest P. (Waldruthe) = 21 engl. Fuß, die Woodland P.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Perch — (spr. pörtsch, »Rute«, Rod, Pole), engl. Längenmaß, = 5,5 Yards oder 5,029 m …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Perch — (spr. pörtsch), engl. Feldmaß, s. Rute …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Perch — Perch, Pearch (pertsch), engl. Feldmaß; Standard P. = 161/2ʼ; Forest P. = 21 ; Woodland P. = 18 …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 perch — index rest (be supported by), seat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 Perch —   [pəːtʃ], alte englische Längeneinheit, Pole.   …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 perch — vb *alight, light, land, roost …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 18 perch|er — «PUR chuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that perches. 2. a bird with feet adapted for perching …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Perch — Taxobox name = Perch image width = 250px image caption = Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Percidae type = Bony Fish genus = Perca genus authority = Linnaeus …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 perch — perch1 perchable, adj. /perrch/, n. 1. a pole or rod, usually horizontal, serving as a roost for birds. 2. any place or object, as a sill, fence, branch, or twig, for a bird, animal, or person to alight or rest upon. 3. a high or elevated… …

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