Definition of "perch" []

  • A rod or branch serving as a roost for a bird. (noun)
  • An elevated place for resting or sitting. (noun)
  • A position that is secure, advantageous, or prominent. (noun)
  • A pole, stick, or rod. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A linear measure equal to 5.50 yards or 16.5 feet (5.03 meters); a rod. (noun)
  • A pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A similar resting place for a person or thing (noun)
  • A solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches (noun)
  • A pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage (noun)
  • A frame on which cloth is placed for inspection (noun)
  • A pole (noun)
  • To alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch (verb)
  • To inspect (cloth) on a perch (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "perch" in a sentence
  • "Moreover, the perch is apt for flat surfaces that can be installed in crowded places, such as educational institutes, bank and hospitals, as small leaning stations."
  • "Comprising three identical panels, injection-molded from a recycled wood plastic composite, the perch is not only cost-effective to produce but also helps in sustaining the environment."
  • "Crank bait: I love the line of "little" ones from Rapala. .esp the diver in perch colors"