Definitions of perch

  1. To sit or roost; to light or settle on a fixed body.
  2. To place, alight, or sit on a perch; roost.
  3. To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.
  4. To occupy as a perch.
  5. To place on a roost or on a high seat or support.
  6. To place, as on a perch.
  7. To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.
  8. To sit on a high seat; to roost.
  9. To sit or roost on a perch: to settle.
  10. To sit on a perch; light.
  11. sit, as on a branch; " The birds perched high in the treee"
  12. cause to perch or sit; " She perched her hat on her head"
  13. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  14. To place on a perch.
  15. To place or set upon, as a bird on a perch; to light or settle on; to sit or roost, as a bird.
  16. spiny- finned freshwater food and game fishes
  17. support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place ( especially for a bird)
  18. any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
  19. an elevated place serving as a seat
  20. ( British) a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  21. Any one of numerous species of spiny- finned fishes belonging to the Percidae, Serranidae, and related families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.
  22. A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.
  23. In land or square measure: A square rod; the 160th part of an acre.
  24. A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
  25. Any fresh- water fish of the genus Perca and of several other allied genera of the family Percidae, as the common American or yellow perch ( Perca flavescens, Americana), and the European perch ( P. fluviatilis).
  26. In solid measure: A mass 16 feet long, 1 foot in height, and 1 feet in breadth, or 24 cubic feet ( in local use, from 22 to 25 cubic feet); - used in measuring stonework.
  27. A fresh- water fish.
  28. A small, edible, freshwater fish; a measure of length equal to five and one- half yards; anything on which birds sit or roost; hence, any high seat.
  29. A genus of fishes, so called from their dusky color.
  30. A rod on which birds roost: a measure- 5 1/ 2 yds.: a square measure- 30 1/ 4 square yards.
  31. A genus of fishes; roosting- place of birds; measure of 5½ linear yards.
  32. A small food - fish.
  33. A staff, pole, or slat; a roost.
  34. A pole; a roost pole for fowls; a measure of 5 1/ 2 yards.
  35. A voracious freshwater fish.
  36. A pole; a long staff; anything on which fowls roost or light; a measure of length of five yards and a half; the fortieth part of a rood.