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 performing
We might even see data that suggest the program is performing efficiently.
The circus is now performing 18 shows around the world, with eight performances in Las Vegas alone each night.
So, Cosby allegedly had her travel to Lake Tahoe, where he was performing.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
YouTube videos of Masters performing such rituals can be found here, here and here.
We laughed hard, harder even than those nameless, faceless laughers in whatever mysterious locale Bill Cosby was performing.
Holmes stood before us with the air of a conjurer who is performing a trick.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
Many acrobats wear this truss under their tights when performing, yet no one can see any sign of it.Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured|Chas. Cluthe & Sons
He was performing the painful operation when an alarm was given, that foes were approaching the camp.
Soon after eight bells that night, McPhulach succeeded in performing a miracle—the Hawk's engines began to move.Captain Calamity|Rolf Bennett
If in performing that duty he had sacrificed himself, he must bear his undeserved punishment like a man.Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
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.