A bird sits on it's perch.
- The definition of a perch is a place for a person or animal to sit on or a freshwater fish.
- An example of perch is what a bird in a cage rests on.
- An example of perch is a grouper fish.
- Perch is defined as to sit or rest in an elevated position.
An example of perch is to sit up on the sill of a bay window.
pl. or perch′es
- any of a family (Percidae) of small, spiny-finned, freshwater, percoid food fishes of Europe and America; esp., a yellowish species (Perca flavescens) of North America
- any of various other spiny-finned bony fishes, as the white perch and the surfperches
Origin of perchMiddle English perche ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin perca ; from Classical Greek perk? ; from Indo-European base an unverified form per?-, speckled, colorful from source German farbe, color, Old English forn, trout
- a horizontal rod, pole, etc. provided as a roost for birds
- anything, as a branch or wire, upon which a bird rests
- any resting place, position, or vantage point, esp. a high or insecure one
- a unit of linear measure equal to 5 yards (5.029 meters); rod
- a unit of land measure equal to 30 square yards (25.3 square meters)
- a cubic measure for stone, usually equal to 24 cubic feet (.70 cubic meters)
- a pole connecting the front and rear axletrees of a wagon, carriage, etc.
Origin of perchMiddle English perche ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin pertica, a pole, staff
to alight or rest on or as on a perch
Origin of perchFr percher < OFr < the n.
to place or set on or as on a perch
- A rod or branch serving as a roost for a bird.
- a. An elevated place for resting or sitting.b. A position that is secure, advantageous, or prominent.
- A pole, stick, or rod.
- Chiefly British a. A linear measure equal to 5.50 yards or 16.5 feet (5.03 meters); a rod.b. One square rod of land.
- A unit of cubic measure used in stonework, usually 16.5 feet by 1.0 foot by 1.5 feet, or 24.75 cubic feet (0.70 cubic meter).
- A frame on which cloth is laid for examination of quality.
verbperched, perch·ing, perch·es
- To alight or rest on a perch; roost: A raven perched high in the pine.
- To stand, sit, or rest on an elevated place or position.
- To place on or as if on a perch: The child perched the glass on the edge of the counter.
- To lay (cloth) on a perch in order to examine it.
Origin of perchMiddle English perche, from Old French, from Latin pertica, stick, pole.
nounpl. perch or perch·es
- Any of several spiny-finned freshwater fishes of the genus Perca, especially either of two edible species, the yellow perch of North America, and P. fluviatilis of Europe.
- Any of various similar fishes of the family Percidae, such as the walleye, or of other families, such as the white perch or the ocean perch.
Origin of perchMiddle English perche, from Old French, from Latin perca, from Greek perk&emacron;.
- A surname.