perch

A perch is a temporary resting place. In the middle of climbing a tree, you might find a good perch on a high branch. Bet some birds will be perching there too.

Perch has many different meanings. A bird perch is a little stick it can balance on, and the armrest of the couch can offer you a perch during a party. It's also the name of a kind of fish with spiny fins. And it's also an old measurement of 16.5 feet.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: perch

1
nv
an elevated place serving as a seat
to come to rest, settle
2
n
any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
3
n
a linear measure of 16.5 feet
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: perch
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n an elevated place serving as a seat

Type of:
place, seat
a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

n support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)

Types:
roost
a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

v to come to rest, settle

Synonyms:
alight, light
Type of:
land, set down
reach or come to rest

v sit, as on a branch

“The birds perched high in the tree”
Synonyms:
rest, roost
Type of:
sit, sit down
be seated

v cause to perch or sit

“She perched her hat on her head”
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
2

n any of numerous fishes of America and Europe

Type of:
freshwater fish
flesh of fish from fresh water used as food

n spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes

Types:
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Perca flavescens, yellow perch
North American perch
European perch, Perca fluviatilis
a perch native to Europe
pike perch, pike-perch
any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family
Percina tanasi, snail darter
a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River
Stizostedion vitreum, dory, jack salmon, walleye, walleyed pike
pike-like freshwater perches
Type of:
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

n any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

Type of:
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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n a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Synonyms:
pole, rod
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

n a square rod of land

Synonyms:
pole, rod
Type of:
area unit, square measure
a system of units used to measure areas
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