Perch meaning

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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.

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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.

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A rod or branch serving as a roost for a bird.
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A pole, stick, or rod.
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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).
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A frame on which cloth is laid for examination of quality.
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A linear measure equal to 5.50 yards or 16.5 feet (5.03 meters); a rod.
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An elevated place for resting or sitting.
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A position that is secure, advantageous, or prominent.
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One square rod of land.
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To alight or rest on a perch; roost.

A raven perched high in the pine.

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To stand, sit, or rest on an elevated place or position.
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To place on or as if on a perch.

The child perched the glass on the edge of the counter.

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To lay (cloth) on a perch in order to examine it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Any of various other spiny-finned bony fishes, as the white perch and the surfperches.
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A horizontal rod, pole, etc. provided as a roost for birds.
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Anything, as a branch or wire, upon which a bird rests.
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Any resting place, position, or vantage point, esp. a high or insecure one.
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A pole connecting the front and rear axletrees of a wagon, carriage, etc.
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A unit of linear measure equal to 512 yards (5.029 meters); rod.
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A unit of land measure equal to 3014 square yards (25.3 square meters)
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A cubic measure for stone, usually equal to 2434 cubic feet (.70 cubic meters)
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To alight or rest on or as on a perch.
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To place or set on or as on a perch.
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A surname​.
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Origin of perch

Middle English perche from Old French from Latin perca from Greek perkē