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Perch vs Seat - What's the difference?

perch | seat |

As a proper noun perch

is .

As a noun seat is

(us|aviation|firefighting|acronym) single engine air tanker.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) perche, from (etyl) perca, from (etyl) .


  • Any of the three species of spiny-finned freshwater fish in the genus Perca .
  • Any of the about 200 related species of fish in the taxonomic family Percidae.
  • Several similar species in the order Perciformes, such as the grouper.
  • Hyponyms
    * Balkhash perch, European perch, yellow perch * (fish in family Percidae) darter, pike-perch, zander * (fish in order Perciformes) bass
    Derived terms
    * (black perch) * (blue perch) * (grey perch) * (gray perch) * (red perch) * (red-bellied perch) * (perch pest) * (silver perch) * (stone perch) * (striped perch) * (white perch)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) perche, from (etyl) .


  • a rod, staff, or branch of a tree etc used as a roost by a bird
  • * Tennyson
  • Not making his high place the lawless perch / Of winged ambitions.
  • A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
  • a position that is secure and advantageous, especially one which is prominent or elevated
  • (dated) a linear measure of 5½ yards, equal to a rod, a pole or ¼ chain; the related square measure
  • a cubic measure of stonework equal to 16.6 × 1.5 × 1 feet
  • (textiles) a frame used to examine cloth
  • Derived terms
    * knock someone off his perch


  • To rest on (or as if on) a perch; to roost.
  • To stay in an elevated position.
  • To place something on (or as if on) a perch.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=The most obvious beneficiary of the visitors' superiority was Frank Lampard. By the end of the night he was perched 13th in the list of England's most prolific goalscorers, having leapfrogged Sir Geoff Hurst to score his 24th and 25th international goals. No other player has managed more than the Chelsea midfielder's 11 in World Cup qualification ties, with this a display to roll back the years.}}
  • (transitive, intransitive, textiles) To inspect cloth using a .
  • seat



    (en noun)
  • Something to be sat upon.
  • # A place in which to sit.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • # The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting.
  • # A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting.
  • # The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting.
  • # The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks.
  • # (engineering) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.
  • A location or site.
  • # (figurative) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.
  • # The location of a governing body.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}
  • # (certain Commonwealth countries) An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.
  • # The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated or resides; a site.
  • #* Bible, (w) ii. 13
  • Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • a seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity
  • The starting point of a fire.
  • Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  • * (George Eliot) (1819-1880)
  • She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount.

    Derived terms

    * bums in seats * seater/-seater * seat of government


    (en verb)
  • To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.
  • * Milton
  • From their foundations, loosening to and fro, / They plucked the seated hills.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • To provide with places to sit.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate.
  • * (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
  • He used to seat you on the piano and then, with vehement gestures and pirouettings, would argue the case. Not one word of the speech did you understand.
  • To request or direct one or more persons to sit.
  • Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker.
  • To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.
  • Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early.
    You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section.
  • To assign the seats of.
  • to seat a church
  • To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thus high is King Richard seated .
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • They had seated themselves in New Guiana.
  • (obsolete) To rest; to lie down.
  • (Spenser)
  • To settle; to plant with inhabitants.
  • to seat a country
  • To put a seat or bottom in.
  • to seat a chair

    See also

    * county seat * seat cushion * seat of learning * seat of wisdom * sedentary * see * sit