perry [per-ee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural per·ries.
- a fermented beverage similar to cider, made from the juice of pears.
Origin of perry 1275–1325; Middle English pereye Middle French perey, variant of pere ≪ Vulgar Latin *pirātum (Latin pir(a)+ -ātum, neuter of -ātus ) Perry [per-ee] noun
- Antoinette,1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
- Bliss,1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
- Frederick JohnFred, 1909–1995, British tennis player.
- Matthew Cal·braith [kal-breyth] /ˈkæl breɪθ/, 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
- his brotherOliver Hazard,1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
- Ralph Barton,1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
- a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
Examples from the Web for perry Contemporary Examples of perry
He has picked pre-primary brawls with Christie, Perry, and Marco Rubio.
January 6, 2015
“Perry” chimed in: “They don’t want to take blame,” he said of the police union attacking De Blasio.
December 22, 2014
Hirst and Perry too have courted their fair share of controversy.
December 2, 2014
And after the Driscoll story broke, another megapastor, Perry Noble, admitted to using ResultSource on one of his book projects.
November 16, 2014
For a second Perry presidential bid, the message would be rather simple.
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of perry
Miss Perry sat down in the teacher’s chair, her heart all in a flutter.
No Miss Perry appeared; and it seemed, at first, that the mission boys were to have no teacher.
“Miss Perry’s getting him some broth,” Mrs. Adams returned, calmly.
“Can’t poison you with much more of it,” Miss Perry interrupted him, indulgently.
The motors employed in the locomotives were invented by Messrs. Ayrton and Perry.
British Dictionary definitions for perry perry noun plural -ries
- alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
Word Origin for perry C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear Perry noun
- 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)
- Grayson . born 1960, English potter, embroiderer, and film-maker; won the Turner Prize (2003).
- 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
- 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
Word Origin and History for perry Perry
surname attested from late 12c., literally “dweller by the pear tree.”