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

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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.
That and the speedometer were both on my side of the cabin, and as I turned to take a reading from the former I could see Perry muttering.
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.
She saw the smile, and instantly made another effort to dispute the hateful supremacy of Perry.
my dear, but Perry had many doubts about the sea doing her any good; and as to myself, I have been long perfectly convinced, though perhaps I never told you so before, that the sea is very rarely of use to any body.
Poor Perry is bilious, and he has not time to take care of himselfhe tells me he has not time to take care of himselfwhich is very sadbut he is always wanted all round the country.
Perry says that colds have been very general, but not so heavy as he has very often known them in November.
Never again might I see dear old Perry, nor Ghak the Hairy One, nor Dacor the Strong One, nor that other infinitely precious one--my sweet and noble mate, Dian the Beautiful!
As Perry had discovered among the writings of her kind in the buried city of Phutra, it was still an open question among the Mahars as to whether man pos-sessed means of intelligent communication or the power of reason.
The fellow was almost upon Perry when the feel of the gun in my hand awoke me from the lethargy of terror that had gripped me.