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

    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. Abraham Lincoln:

    Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

  2. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged:

    Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

  3. 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

  4. Yang Guang:

    We would like to make it clear to the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind them: Those who play with fire will perish by it, dont ever misjudge the situation and mistake our restraint for weakness.

  5. Christopher S. Drew:

    I have felt it and lived it and now it leaves me here, love is the ultimate pain and joy, without it you die with it you perish.

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