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Definition 1: spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes - [noun denoting animal]

(perch is a kind of ...) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

(... is a kind of perch ) North American perch

(... is a kind of perch ) a perch native to Europe

(... is a kind of perch ) any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family

(... is a kind of perch ) a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River

(... is a member of perch) active freshwater fishes; true perches and pike perches

Definition 2: any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes - [noun denoting animal]

(perch is a kind of ...) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

(... is a member of perch) one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna

Definition 3: support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird) - [noun denoting artifact]

(perch is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of perch ) a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep

(... is part of perch) a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

Definition 4: any of numerous fishes of America and Europe - [noun denoting food]

(perch is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from fresh water used as food

(... is part of perch) North American perch

(... is part of perch) a perch native to Europe

Definition 5: an elevated place serving as a seat - [noun denoting location]

(perch is a kind of ...) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

"he booked their seats in advance" "he sat in someone else's place"

Definition 6: a linear measure of 16.5 feet - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for perch in the sense of this definition

(perch is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(perch is a part of ...) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

(... is part of perch) a unit of length equal to 220 yards

(perch belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 7: a square rod of land - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for perch in the sense of this definition

(perch is a kind of ...) a system of units used to measure areas

Definition 8: sit, as on a branch - [verb of contact]

Samples where perch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The birds perched high in the tree

Synonyms for perch in the sense of this definition

(perch is a kind of ...) be seated

Definition 9: cause to perch or sit - [verb of contact]

Samples where perch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She perched her hat on her head

(perch is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 10: to come to rest, settle - [verb of motion]

Samples where perch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Misfortune lighted upon him

Synonyms for perch in the sense of this definition

(perch is a kind of ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

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