Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
périr, p. pr.
perireto go or run through, come to nothing, perish;
ireto go. Cf.
Issue, and see
To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.
Luke xv. 17.
Grow up and
perish, as the summer fly.
The thoughts of a soul that
To cause perish.
Webster 1828 Edition
PER'ISH, v.i.[L. pereo, supposed to be compounded of per and eo, to go; literally, to depart wholly.]
1.To die; to lose life in any manner; applied to animals. Men perish by disease or decay, by the sword, by drowning, by hunger or famine, &c.
2.To die; to wither and decay; applied to plants.
3.To waste away; as, a leg or an arm has perished.
4.To be in a state of decay or passing away.
Duration, and time which is part of it, is the idea we have of perishing distance.
5.To be destroyed; to come to nothing.
Perish the lore that deadens young desire.
6.To fail entirely or to be extirpated. 2 Kings.9.
7.To be burst or ruined; as, the bottles shall perish.
8.To be wasted or rendered useless. Jer.9.
9.To be injured or tormented. 1 Cor.8.
10. To be lost eternally; to be sentenced to endless misery. 2 Pet.2.