1. Also called Perthshire. a historic county in central Scotland.
  2. a city in this county: a port on the Tay River.
  3. a city in and the capital of Western Australia, in SW Australia.

Western Australia

  1. a state in W Australia. 975,920 sq. mi. (2,527,635 sq. km). Capital: Perth.
Related formsWestern Australian, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of perth

Historical Examples of perth

  • Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.

  • We started from Perth on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 30th of March, 1870.

  • I am always thankful to any person that brought me into city of Perth.

  • In Australia, Coolgardie had succumbed and Perth was in a panic.

    Spawn of the Comet

    Harold Thompson Rich

  • Soul of my body, it is not thus that I had looked to fare when I took service at Perth.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for perth


  1. a city in central Scotland, in Perth and Kinross on the River Tay: capital of Scotland from the 12th century until the assassination of James I there in 1437. Pop: 43 450 (2001)
  2. a city in SW Australia, capital of Western Australia, on the Swan River: major industrial centre; University of Western Australia (1911). Pop: 1 176 542 (2001)

Western Australia

  1. a state of W Australia: mostly an arid undulating plateau, with the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, and Great Victoria Desert in the interior; settlement concentrated in the southwest; rich mineral resources. Capital: Perth. Pop: 1 969 046 (2003 est). Area: 2 527 636 sq km (975 920 sq miles)
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