perry: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (per'ē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. a fermented beverage similar to cider, made from the juice of pears.


Pronunciation: (per'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
  2. 1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
  3. (Fred), born 1909, British tennis player.
  4. 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
  5. his brother,1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
  6. 1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
  7. a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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