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Verb: perch  purch
  1. Sit, as on a branch
    "The birds perched high in the tree";
    - roost, rest
     
  2. To come to rest, settle
    - alight, light
     
  3. Cause to perch or sit
    "She perched her hat on her head"
Noun: perch  purch
  1. Support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
     
  2. A square rod of land
    - rod, pole
     
  3. An elevated place serving as a seat
     
  4. Any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
     
  5. Spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
     
  6. Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
     
  7. [Brit, archaic] A linear measure of 16.5 feet
    - rod [Brit], pole [Brit]

Derived forms: perched, perching, perches

Type of: area unit, freshwater fish, land, lay, linear measure, linear unit, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, place, pose, position, put, seat, set, set down, sit, sit down, square measure, support

Part of: European perch, family Percidae, furlong, order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perca flavescens, Perca fluviatilis, Percidae, Perciformes, Percomorphi, roost, yellow perch

Encyclopedia: Perch