Parching vs Perching - What's the difference?

parching | perching |

As verbs the difference between parching and perching

is that parching is while perching is .

As an adjective parching

is capable of causing something to parch.

As a noun perching is

the act of something that perches or perching can be (textiles) inspection of cloth before finishing.




(en adjective)
  • Capable of causing something to parch.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom.
  • (label) Extreme.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • I began also to feel very hungry, as not having eaten for twenty-four hours; and worse than that, there was a parching thirst and dryness in my throat, and nothing with which to quench it.


  • perching


    Etymology 1

    From perch.


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of something that perches.
  • * 1892 , William James, The Stream of Consciousness
  • When we take a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is the different pace of its parts. Like a bird's life, it seems to made of an alternation of flights and perchings .

    Etymology 2



  • (textiles) Inspection of cloth before finishing.