• Perching Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perch

• Perch Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To occupy as a perch.
  2. (n.) A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.
  3. (n.) Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several other allied genera of the family Percidae, as the common American or yellow perch (Perca flavescens, / Americana), and the European perch (P. fluviatilis).
  4. (n.) In land or square measure: A square rod; the 160th part of an acre.
  5. (v. t.) To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.
  6. (n.) In solid measure: A mass 16/ feet long, 1 foot in height, and 1/ feet in breadth, or 24/ cubic feet (in local use, from 22 to 25 cubic feet); -- used in measuring stonework.
  7. (n.) A pole; a long staff; a rod; esp., a pole or other support for fowls to roost on or to rest on; a roost; figuratively, any elevated resting place or seat.
  8. (n.) Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes belonging to the Percidae, Serranidae, and related families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.
  9. (v. i.) To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.
  10. (n.) A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.

Alight, Light, Pole, Rest, Rod, Roost,