What does perform mean?

Definitions for perform
pərˈfɔrmper·form

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perform.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perform, execute, doverb

    carry out or perform an action

    "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"

  2. performverb

    perform a function

    "Who will perform the wedding?"

  3. performverb

    give a performance (of something)

    "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

  4. do, performverb

    get (something) done

    "I did my job"

Wiktionary

  1. performverb

    To do something; to execute.

  2. performverb

    To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PERFORMverb

    To execute; to do; to discharge; to atchieve an undertaking; to accomplish.

    Etymology: performare, Italian.

    All three set among the foremost ranks of fame for great minds to attempt, and great force to perform what they did attempt. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Hast thou, spirit,
    Perform’d to point the tempest that I bad thee? William Shakespeare.

    What cannot you and I perform upon
    Th’ unguarded Duncan? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I will cry unto God that performeth all things for me. Psalms lvii. 2.

    Let all things be performed after the law of God diligently. 1 Esdras viii. 21.

    Thou, my love,
    Perform his fun’rals with paternal care. Dryden.

    You perform her office in the sphere,
    Born of her blood, and make a new Platonick year. Dryd.

  2. To Performverb

    To succeed in an attempt.

    When a poet has performed admirably in several illustrious places, we sometimes also admire his very errors. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Performverb

    to carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do

  2. Performverb

    to discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow

  3. Performverb

    to represent; to act; to play; as in drama

  4. Performverb

    to do, execute, or accomplish something; to acquit one's self in any business; esp., to represent sometimes by action; to act a part; to play on a musical instrument; as, the players perform poorly; the musician performs on the organ

Freebase

  1. PerForm

    PerForm and PerForm PRO were electronic form programs, initially designed to work under GEM in DOS. Later versions were designed to work in Windows 3.1, at which point it was succeeded by FormFlow. The initial version of PerForm was created in 1988 and was the first product released by Canadian software firm Delrina, which became best known for its later fax software program, WinFax. The electronic forms division of Delrina was sold to JetForm in 1996. JetForm in turn was bought by Adobe, and the electronic forms products were officially discontinued in 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perform

    per-form′, v.t. to do thoroughly: to carry out: to achieve: to act, as on the stage.—v.i. to do: to act a part: to play, as on a musical instrument.—adj. Perfor′mable, capable of being performed: practicable.—ns. Perfor′mance, act of performing: a carrying out of something: something done, esp. of a public character: a piece of work: an exhibition in a theatre or a place of amusement: an act or action; Perfor′mer, one who performs, esp. one who makes a public exhibition of his skill: an actor, an actress, &c.—adj. Perfor′ming, doing: trained to perform tricks. [O. Fr. parfournir, par—L. per, through, fournir, to furnish.]

Editors Contribution

  1. perform

    To do

    They performed the dance easily together.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3139

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4276

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perform' in Verbs Frequency: #251

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of perform in a Sentence

  1. Michael Johnson:

    Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.

  2. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    People expected the international community to perform the way Iran has performed.

  3. Dana White:

    If you notice, all blow-dry bars, Great Clips, Supercuts, etc. market and have built their business model toward those with a finer texture of hair. These businesses don't carry the products or tools nor do they perform styles that cater to women with thick and curly hair, unfortunately, hair salons are very segregated along the lines of race.

  4. Jin Park:

    For biological robotics, we can use them as new type ofsensor and activator, in the future, artificial creatures able to perform complex behaviors such as exploration, navigation, and recognition tasks will be developed. We can use these creatures as new types of sensor system for environmental monitoring and so on.

  5. Sabrina Callin:

    In a low-return environment, in particular, which prospectively we're likely in, strategies that provide that broad diversified equity exposure that many investors find appealing, but also can out-perform the market will be, we believe, very valuable in helping investors meet their return objectives.

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