What does perish mean?

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

  2. Perish(verb)

    to cause perish

  3. Origin: [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. Book of Proverbs:

    Where there is no vision, the people perish.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    As long as a language lives, the war will not perish.

  3. Virginia Woolf:

    Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.

  4. H. G. Wells:

    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

  5. Samuel Butler:

    Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

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