Perry


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per·ry

 (pĕr′ē)
n. pl. per·ries
A fermented, often effervescent beverage made from pears.

[Middle English pere, from Old French pere, from Vulgar Latin *pirātum : Latin pirum, pear; see pear + Latin -ātum, n. suff. (from neuter of -ātus, -ate).]

perry

(ˈpɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Brewing) alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
[C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear]

Perry

(ˈpɛrɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Fred(erick John). 1909–95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); as a tennis player he won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the US Open three times (1933–34, 1936) and Wimbledon three times (1934–36)
2. (Biography) Grayson. born 1960, English potter, embroiderer, and film-maker; won the Turner Prize (2003).
3. (Biography) Matthew Calbraith. 1794–1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4. (Biography) his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785–1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit

Per•ry

(ˈpɛr i)

n.
1. Matthew Calbraith, 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
2. his brother, Oliver Hazard, 1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Perry - United States philosopher (1876-1957)
2.Perry - United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and JapanPerry - United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
3.Perry - United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812Perry - United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
4.perry - a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
Translations
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perry

[ˈperɪ] Nsidra f de peras

perry

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perry dood seat, said Queequeg, my country way; won't hurt him face.
Perry was an intelligent, gentlemanlike man, whose frequent visits were one of the comforts of Mr.
There was a strange rumour in Highbury of all the little Perrys being seen with a slice of Mrs.
My housekeeper will have rushed out of the house in a fury, two hours before, hoping that Perry will believe she has gone to drown herself.
Perry lived twenty miles from the Wades and a whole day was consumed with each load.
Farther up the walk is the little wooden house in which Marmaduke Perry hid.
At one end is a mighty revolving drill operated by an engine which Perry said generated more power to the cubic inch than any other engine did to the cubic foot.
It was near midnight when we repaired to the lofty tower in which Perry had constructed his "iron mole" as he was wont to call the thing.
Did Abner Perry, the lovable old inventor and pale-ontologist, still live?
Do you mean to say you are such a brute that you would rather be with Perry than be with me?
Perry arrived; and Geoffrey's defiance of every attempted exercise of the charming feminine tyranny, to which every one else had bowed, grew more outrageous and more immovable than ever.
I have not had a better supper ordered this half-year than they ordered last night; and so easy and good-humoured were they, that they found no fault with my Worcestershire perry, which I sold them for champagne; and to be sure it is as well tasted and as wholesome as the best champagne in the kingdom, otherwise I would scorn to give it 'em; and they drank me two bottles.