[ per-ee ]
/ ˈpɛr i /
Antoinette,1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
Bliss,1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
Frederick JohnFred,1909–1995, British tennis player.
Matthew Cal·braith [kal-breyth] /ˈkæl breɪθ/,1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
his brotherOliver Hazard,1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
Ralph Barton,1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
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British Dictionary definitions for antoinette perry (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpɛrɪ) /
noun plural -ries
alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
Word Origin for perry
C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear
British Dictionary definitions for antoinette perry (2 of 2)
/ (ˈpɛrɪ) /
Fred (erick John). 1909–95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); as a tennis player he won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the US Open three times (1933–34, 1936) and Wimbledon three times (1934–36)
Grayson . born 1960, English potter, embroiderer, and film-maker; won the Turner Prize (2003).
Matthew Calbraith. 1794–1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785–1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit
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