- a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall.
Origin of perpend1
- to consider.
- to ponder; deliberate.
Origin of perpend2
Related Words for perpendconsider, mull, contemplate, evaluate, deliberate, reflect, examine, weigh, speculate, ponder, read, learn, think, balance, estimate, analyze, scrutinize, grant, recognize, study
Examples from the Web for perpend
Historical Examples of perpend
Would it not, as Henley used to say, give him much to perpend?An Ocean Tramp
There is a hint for you, worthy of the Row; and now, perpend—pronounce.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV
If he meets with only conscripts and militia he may penetrate as far as Harrisburg, and then let Europe perpend!A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital
John Beauchamp Jones
Wherefore, most selected friend, perpend at thy leisure, and so God speed thee!The Letters of Charles Dickens
I do perpend that to earn these pieces of which you speak one must perform some worthy business.Robin Hood
- a large stone that passes through a wall from one side to the otherAlso called: parpend, perpend stone
Word Origin for perpend
- an archaic word for ponder