Definition of Perish

1. Verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"




Definition of Perish

1. v. i. To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.

2. v. t. To cause perish.

Definition of Perish

1. Verb. To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To die; to cease to live. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perish

1. to die [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: die

Lexicographical Neighbors of Perish

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perisarc
perisarcs
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periselene
periseptal annulus
perish (current term)
perish the thought
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Literary usage of Perish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... my circumstances considered, I should not have named myself, but that I would rather perish in endeavouring to save this government, than perish with it ..."

2. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"WHEREFORE IS THE SHIP WRECKED IN MID-SEA, AND ALL THE SHIPMEN perish SAVE ODYSSEUS, WHO BARELY SAVES HIMSELF FROM CHARYBDIS, WHENCE HE IS CARRIED TO THE ..."

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