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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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