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Meaning of PERRY

Pronunciation:  'peree, 'peree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
  2. [n]  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)
  3. [n]  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)
  4. [n]  United States philosopher (1876-1957)

PERRY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Commodore Perry, Matthew Calbraith Perry, Oliver Hazard Perry, Ralph Barton Perry
 See Also: admiral, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, commodore, full admiral, inebriant, intoxicant, philosopher



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"ry\, n. [OF. per['e], F. poir['e], fr. poire a pear,
    L. pirum. See {Pear} the fruit.]
    A fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider. --Mortimer.
  2. \Per"ry\, n.
    A suddent squall. See {Pirry}. [Obs.]