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
3: a square rod of land [syn: rod
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"
2: to come to rest, settle: "Misfortune lighted upon him."
3: cause to perch or sit; "She perched her hat on her head"