KJV Dictionary Definition: perish
PER'ISH, v.i.L. pereo, supposed to be compounded of per and eo, to go; literally, to depart wholly.
1. To die; to lose life in any manner; applied to animals. Men perish by disease or decay, by the sword, by drowning, by hunger or famine, &c.
2. To die; to wither and decay; applied to plants.
3. To waste away; as, a leg or an arm has perished.
4. To be in a state of decay or passing away.
Duration, and time which is part of it, is the idea we have of perishing distance.
5. To be destroyed; to come to nothing.
Perish the lore that deadens young desire.
6. To fail entirely or to be extirpated. 2 Kings.9.
7. To be burst or ruined; as, the bottles shall perish.
8. To be wasted or rendered useless. Jer.9.
9. To be injured or tormented. 1 Cor.8.
10. To be lost eternally; to be sentenced to endless misery. 2 Pet.2.
PER'ISH, v.t. To destroy. Not legitimate.
PER'ISHABLE, a. Liable to perish; subject to decay and destruction. The bodies of animals and plants are perishable. The souls of men are not perishable.
1. Subject to speedy decay.
Property of a perishable nature saved from a wreck, may be sold within a year and a day.
PER'ISHABLENESS, n. Liableness to decay or destruction.