"perch" in the noun sense
support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
2. perch, rod, pole
a linear measure of 16.5 feet
3. perch, rod, pole
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
"perch" in the verb sense
1. perch, roost, rest
sit, as on a branch
"The birds perched high in the tree"
2. alight, light, perch
to come to rest, settle
"Misfortune lighted upon him"
cause to perch or sit
"She perched her hat on her head"
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