What is the meaning of perch?


  • Support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird. )
  • A linear measure of 16. 5 feet.
  • A square rod of land.
  • An elevated place serving as a seat.
  • Any of numerous fishes of America and Europe.
  • Spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes.
  • Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes.


  • Sit, as on a branch.
    • usage: "The birds perched high in the tree"
  • To come to rest, settle.
    • usage: "Misfortune lighted upon him"
  • Cause to perch or sit.
    • usage: "She perched her hat on her head"
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