• (British) IPA: /pɜːtʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /pɝtʃ/

perch (plural perches or perch)

  1. Any of the three species of spiny-finned freshwater fish in the genus Perca.
  2. Any of the about 200 related species of fish in the taxonomic family Percidae, especially:
    1. (South Africa) Acanthopagrus berda
    2. (Ghana) Distichodus engycephalus, Distichodus rostratus
    3. (Australia) Johnius belangerii, Macquaria ambigua, Macquaria colonorum, Macquaria novemaculeat, Nemadactylus macropterus
    4. (USA) Kyphosus azureus
    5. (UK) Lateolabrax japonicus, Tautogolabrus adspersus
  3. Several similar species in the order Perciformes, such as the grouper.
  • French: perche
  • German: Barsch
  • Italian: pesce persico, perca
  • Portuguese: perca
  • Russian: о́кунь
  • Spanish: perca
  • Italian: luccioperca, sandra, luccio
  • Portuguese: pércida, percídeo
  • Spanish: perca
Translations Noun

perch (plural perches or perch)

  1. a rod, staff, or branch of a tree etc used as a roost by a bird
    • 1859, Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of the King, Dedication
      Not making his high place the lawless perch / Of winged ambitions.
  2. a pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
  3. (figurative) a position that is secure and advantageous, especially one which is prominent or elevated
  4. (figurative) a position that is overly elevated or haughty
    • quote en
  5. (dated) a linear measure of frac 5 yards, equal to a rod, a pole or frac 4 chain; the related square measure
  6. a cubic measure of stonework equal to 16.6 × 1.5 × 1 feet
  7. (textiles) a frame used to examine cloth
  8. a bar used to support a candle (especially in a church)
Translations Verb

perch (perches, present participle perching; past and past participle perched)

  1. (intransitive) To rest on (or as if on) a perch; to roost.
  2. (intransitive) To stay in an elevated position.
  3. (transitive) To place something on (or as if on) a perch.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, textiles) To inspect cloth using a perch#Noun|perch.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: возвышаться
  • Portuguese: empoleirar

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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