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ˈpɛr iPer·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Perry, Ralph Barton Perry(noun)

    United States philosopher (1876-1957)

  2. Perry, Matthew Calbraith Perry(noun)

    United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)

  3. Perry, Oliver Hazard Perry, Commodore Perry(noun)

    United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)

  4. perry(noun)

    a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider


  1. perry(Noun)

    A fermented alcoholic beverage made from pears; somewhat analogous to cider.

  2. Perry(ProperNoun)

    derived from the pyrige (a pear tree).

  3. Perry(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, or a pet form of the rare given name Peregrine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perry(noun)

    a fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider

  2. Perry(noun)

    a suddent squall. See Pirry

  3. Origin: [OF. per, F. poir, fr. poire a pear, L. pirum. See Pear the fruit.]


  1. Perry

    Perry is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears. Perry has been common for centuries in England, particularly in the Three Counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and in parts of south Wales; and France, especially Normandy and Anjou. In more recent years, commercial perry has also been referred to as "pear cider", though some organisations do not accept this as a name for the traditional drink.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perry

    per′i, n. an agreeable beverage made by fermenting the juice of pears. [Fr. poiré, from poire, a pear—L. pirum.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. perry

    An old term for a sudden squall.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Perry in a Sentence

  1. Catherine Rose Holzman:

    And to Katy Perry, please stop.

  2. Sharadiant Turner:

    This is amazing. We can't thank Tyler Perry enough.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Perry Brass is a pioneer of gay literature," ForeWord Magazine

  4. Mica Mosbacher:

    I have a lot of respect for Rick Perry, but his time has passed.

  5. Brian McCall:

    Rick Perry has made every possible appointment in Texas government.

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