Definition of perch

Definition of perch
  1. perch Noun Any of the three species of spiny-finned freshwater fish in the genus "Perca".
  2. perch Noun Any of the about 200 related species of fish in the taxonomic family "Percidae".
  3. perch Noun Several similar species in the order Perciformes, such as the grouper.
  4. perch Noun a rod, staff, or branch of a tree etc used as a roost by a bird
  5. perch Noun a position that is secure and advantageous, especially one which is prominent or elevated
  6. perch Noun a linear measure of 5.5 yards, equal to a rod, a pole, ¼ chain or 5½ yards; the related square measure
  7. perch Noun a cubic measure of stonework equal to 16.6 x 1.5 x 1 feet
  8. perch Noun a frame used to examine cloth
  9. perch Verb To rest on (or as if on) a perch; to roost.
  10. perch Verb To stay in an elevated position.
  11. perch Verb To place something on (or as if on) a perch.
  12. perch Verb To inspect cloth using a perch.
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