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. Bacchan Lal:

    They agree to respect the ceasefire several times every year but then they violate it again. Every time people are killed, cattle perish and we end up in such camps, we are in camps for the second time this year. We don't want this uncertainty. We want permanent peace as we had 30 years ago.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It is an unfortunate but a harsh reality that most often the sycophants flourish and the talents perish in a private corporate organization.

  3. Samuel Butler:

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

  4. David Sischo:

    I mean, hes the last of his kind. ... To have that last individual perish under your watch, its pretty depressing.

  5. Harriet Du Autermont:

    No vision and you perish No Ideal, and you're lost Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.

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