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 performer
Before I had never been thinking, “How can I include this performer and leave that one out?”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet, regardless of what side of the industry a performer is on, they think their way is safest.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The performer taking to the stage to see just how many times he can use these “forbidden words” in a bit and get away with it.
He breaks down the divide between himself, as performer, and the fan, as spectator.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
FDR was a performer whose artistry was the portrayal of easy authority.
In 1810 Moore was again (and for the last time) a performer.Thomas Moore|Stephen Gwynn
In any case, the man is an accessory before the fact to a thing which he acknowledges wrong on the part of its performer.
In the fourth line of the song we find the single instance in these records, where the performer takes an upward glissando.The Tinguian|Fay-Cooper Cole
When the glass shelf is put in place, the performer steps upon it and is screened from view.
In this hem runs a cord or tape; the performer draws the string tight, and seals the knots at the same time.
Word Origin for perform
1580s, agent noun from perform (v.). Theatrical sense is from 1711.
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.