verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- perforating wound,
- perforation gauge,
- performance appraisal,
- performance art,
- performance bond,
- performance indicator
Origin of perform
Examples from the Web for performed
She came to sound check, that was the first time we ever performed it, and it was really cool.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, they both did come to the U.S. and performed around the country.
Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.
Now of course this song can be performed in any key, but it sounds best in Eminor and in my experience is often sung there.
That meant the talent that DJ Brinsely hired that night performed for a skeleton audience.
The distance is 670 miles, which could be performed in four days and six days, backwards and forwards.
The operation was also performed with a sharpened Ethiopian stone, called tabona.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Xeniades charged him with the instruction of his children, a task which Diogenes performed with great fidelity.
Accordingly when this appointment was performed, she recovered her senses as well as before.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
Under all circumstances, it is advisable to let this dismemberment of dead and fallen cattle he performed at the knacker's yard.
Word Origin for perform
c.1300, "carry into effect, fulfill, discharge," via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme "form") from Old French parfornir "to do, carry out, finish, accomplish," from par- "completely" (see per-) + fornir "to provide" (see furnish).
Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including "to make, construct; produce, bring about;" also "come true" (of dreams), and to performen muche time was "to live long." Related: Performed; performing.