KJV Dictionary Definition: perform


PERFORM', v.t. L. per and formo, to make.

1. To do; to execute; to accomplish; as, to perform two days' labor in one day; to perform a noble deed or achievement.

2. To execute; to discharge; as, to perform a duty or office.

3. To fulfill; as, to perform a covenant, promise or contract; to perform a vow.

PERFORM', v.i. To do; to act a part. The player performs well in different characters. The musician performs well on the organ.


PERFORM'ABLE, a. That may be done, executed or fulfilled; practicable.


PERFORM'ANCE, n. Execution or completion of any thing; a doing; as the performance of work or of an undertaking; the performance of duty.

1. Action; deed; thing done.

2. The acting or exhibition of character on the state. Garrick was celebrated for his theatrical performances.

3. Composition; work written.

Few of our comic performances give good examples.

4. The acting or exhibition of feats; as performances of horsemanship.


PERFORM'ED, pp. Done; executed; discharged.


PERFORM'ER, n. One that performs any thing,particularly in an art; as a good performer on the violin or organ; a celebrated performer in comedy or tragedy, or in the circus.


PERFORM'ING, ppr. Doing; executing; accomplishing.

PERFORM'ING, n. Act done; deed; act of executing.