perch (

     n 1: support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a
          resting place (especially for a bird)
     2: (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet [syn: rod, pole]
     3: a square rod of land [syn: rod, pole]
     4: an elevated place serving as a seat
     5: any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
     6: spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
     7: any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of
        the order Perciformes
     v 1: sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
          [syn: roost, rest]
     2:  to come to rest, settle: "Misfortune lighted upon him."
        [syn: alight, light]
     3: cause to perch or sit; "She perched her hat on her head"