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ˈpɛr iper·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Perry, Ralph Barton Perrynoun

    United States philosopher (1876-1957)

  2. Perry, Matthew Calbraith Perrynoun

    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 Perrynoun

    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. perrynoun

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


  1. perrynoun

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

  2. Perrynoun

    derived from the pyrige (a pear tree).

  3. Perrynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perrynoun

    Cyder made of pears.

    Etymology: poire, Fr. from poire.

    Perry is the next liquor in esteem after cyder, in the ordering of which, let not your pears be over ripe before you grind them; and with some sorts of pears, the mixing of a few crabs in the grinding is of great advantage, making perry equal to the redstreak cyder. John Mortimer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perrynoun

    a fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider

  2. Perrynoun

    a suddent squall. See Pirry

  3. Etymology: [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. Shannen Doherty:

    One of the reasons, along with Luke Perry -- that I did' 90210' and didn't really tell anybody because I thought, people can look at that other people with stage 4 can work too. Like, you know, our life doesn't end the minute we get that diagnosis. We still have some living to do.

  2. Austin Barbour:

    If the conversation is about border security, nobody knows it better than Rick Perry.

  3. Stacey Abrams:

    I tried to steam it open because I watched a lot of' Perry Mason.' It didn't work, and so I had to go vote in person.

  4. President Trump:

    I know you'll ask, will we be talking about meddling ? And I will absolutely bring that up, i don't think you'll have any,' Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me.' There won't be a Perry Mason here, I don't think.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I don't think you'll have any' Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me,' there won't be a Perry Mason here, I don't think. But you never know what happens, right ? But I will absolutely firmly ask the question.

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. jejune
    • B. usurious
    • C. bibulous
    • D. valetudinarian

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