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Definitions for perish
ˈpɛr ɪʃper·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Wiktionary

  1. perish(Verb)

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

  2. perish(Verb)

    To die; to cease to live.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perish(verb)

    to be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away

    Etymology: [OE. perissen, perisshen, F. prir, p. pr. prissant, L. perire to go or run through, come to nothing, perish; per through + ire to go. Cf. Issue, and see -ish.]

  2. Perish(verb)

    to cause perish

    Etymology: [OE. perissen, perisshen, F. prir, p. pr. prissant, L. perire to go or run through, come to nothing, perish; per through + ire to go. Cf. Issue, and see -ish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perish

    per′ish, v.i. to pass away completely: to waste away: to decay: to lose life: to be destroyed: to be ruined or lost.—ns. Perishabil′ity, Per′ishableness, the quality of being liable to speedy decay or destruction.—adj. Per′ishable, that may perish: subject to speedy decay.—adv. Per′ishably.—v.i. Per′ishen (Spens.), to perish. [O. Fr. perir, pr.p. perissant—L. perīre, to perish—per, completely, īre, to go.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of perish in a Sentence

  1. Anne Graham Lotz:

    But when I think of him I also think of his message because he was immersed in it.Saturated in it.Hewashis message … a simple man who had responded to God’s love by placing his faith in Jesus, receiving the assurance that his sins were forgiven, that he would not perish, but would have everlasting life, simple faith. Faith that matters more than anything else.

  2. Euripides:

    When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone. As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them.

  3. Yeghishe:

    If a nation is ruled by two kings, both the kings and their subjects will perish.

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p)- let this go down in prophecy! america is fast losing it's- land of opportunity- status. The youths have begun to figure it out. Whatever future results from all their knowledge and experiences of this, america hast itself to blame. I will further say this- why have all the weapons of war when there is no one to fire them, and those who can do so, are on the side of your enemies? the mindset of the youths have changed.Children seek refuge and die at your ports of entry. Schools being turned into killing zones of the children. Your prisons are just revolving doors for criminality. Drugs are everywhere. Where there is no vision, the people perish, and so will the nation. If the weather is any indication of god's visitation, then take heed much more to come. I am ras cardo reggae

  5. Book of Proverbs:

    Where there is no vision, the people perish.

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