[n] any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
[n] spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
[n] support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
[n] any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
[n] an elevated place serving as a seat
[n] a square rod of land
[n] (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet
[v] sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
[v] cause to perch or sit; "She perched her hat on her head"
[v] to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him."