PER'ISH, verb intransitive [Latin 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, etc.
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 9:8.
7. To be burst or ruined; as, the bottles shall perish
8. To be wasted or rendered useless. Jeremiah 9:12.
9. To be injured or tormented. 1 Corinthians 8:11.
10. To be lost eternally; to be sentenced to endless misery. 2 Peter 2:12.
PER'ISH, verb transitive To destroy. [Not legitimate.]