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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.


  1. Perry

    Perry, also known as pear cider, is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears, traditionally the perry pear. It has been common for centuries in England, particularly in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. It is also made in parts of South Wales and France, especially Normandy and Anjou, and in Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


  1. perry

    Perry is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears, similar to how cider is made from apples. It is also known as pear cider in some regions. The drink has origins in England and France, with variations also found in other countries.

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PERRY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Perry is ranked #103 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Perry surname appeared 221,741 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 75 would have the surname Perry.

    68.3% or 151,493 total occurrences were White.
    25.2% or 55,879 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 5,920 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 5,388 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 1,796 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,264 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. Dan Bishop:

    Scott Perry's telephone is maybe for me an even more extreme example than President Trump, they pick a member of Congress somewhat obscure, perhaps less famous than, say, Jim Jordan or Kevin McCarthy or Jim Banks. And they go and strip him of a cell phone under criminal process a day after they've conducted an unprecedented raid on the former president of the United States over, as far as anybody can tell, kind of weak tea allegations or issues about the Presidential Records Act.

  2. Margaret Cone:

    The sisters have been five steps ahead of everybody all along. They have been dealing with the Vatican on this issue since last June, katy Perry and others will learn: you don’t mess with these nuns.

  3. Shaylyn Hynes:

    No one else was on that call. At no point before, during or after that phone call did the words 'Biden' or 'Burisma' ever come up in the presence of Secretary Perry.

  4. President Biden:

    To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it's outrageous, i promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences. President Biden. ( Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The comments outraged Border Patrol agents, who argued the president threw the officers under the bus while not understanding what the reins were actually used for. The letter, which was signed by Texas Reps. Chips Roy, Brian Babin, and Michael Cloud, as well as Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Scott Perry, R-Pa., Mary Miller, R-Ill., and Darrell Issa, R-Calif., quotes an anonymous DHS official saying they.

  5. Rick Perry:

    [ Rubio kicks off Marco Rubio national book tour today with an appearance in West Des Moines Iowa. Other stops include South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire. ] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry wraps up New Hampshire trip - Dallas Morning News :.

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