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Definition of perch:

  1. A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.
  2. A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
  3. A pole; a long staff; a rod; esp., a pole or other support for fowls to roost on or to rest on; a roost; figuratively, any elevated resting place or seat.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. In land or square measure: A square rod; the 160th part of an acre.
  7. 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.
  8. To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.
  9. To occupy as a perch.
  10. To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.


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