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English noun: perch

1. perch (artifact) support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)roost

Part meronymroost

2. perch (quantity) a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Synonymspole, rod

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part holonympace, yard

Part meronymfurlong

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. perch (quantity) a square rod of land

Synonymspole, rod

Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure

4. perch (location) an elevated place serving as a seat

Broader (hypernym)place, seat

5. perch (food) any of numerous fishes of America and Europe

Broader (hypernym)freshwater fish

Part meronymEuropean perch, Perca flavescens, Perca fluviatilis, yellow perch

6. perch (animal) spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes

Broader (hypernym)percoid, percoid fish, percoidean

Narrower (hyponym)European perch, Perca flavescens, Perca fluviatilis, Percina tanasi, pike perch, pike-perch, snail darter, yellow perch

Member meronymfamily Percidae, Percidae

7. perch (animal) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

Broader (hypernym)percoid, percoid fish, percoidean

Member meronymorder Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi

English verb: perch

1. perch (contact) sit, as on a branch

SamplesThe birds perched high in the tree.

ExamplesSome big birds perch in the tree, There perch some big birds in the tree

Synonymsrest, roost

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)sit, sit down

2. perch (motion) to come to rest, settle

SamplesMisfortune lighted upon him.

Synonymsalight, light

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)land, set down

3. perch (contact) cause to perch or sit

SamplesShe perched her hat on her head.

ExamplesThey perch their rifles on the cabinet

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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