perk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v perk gain or regain energy "I picked up after a nap"
    • n perk an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right) "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The social life in ants and termites has been accompanied by an extraordinary royal perk: a 100-fold increase among queen ants in average maximum lifespan, with some queens surviving for almost 30 years. This longevity can be attributed in part to the sheltered and pampered life of the royal egg layer.
    • a Perk Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain. "Perk as a peacock."
    • v. i Perk To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily. "To perk over them."
    • v. t Perk To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.
    • v. i Perk To peer; to look inquisitively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perk A horizontal pole or bar serving as a support for various purposes, as a perch for birds or as the ridge-pole of a tent, or used for the hanging of yarns, skins, etc., to dry, or against which sawn timber may be stacked while seasoning, etc.
    • perk An obsolete form of perch.
    • perk Neat; trim; smart; hence, pert; airy; jaunty; proud.
    • perk To toss or jerk the head with affected smartness; be jaunty or pert: sometimes with an impersonal it.
    • perk To hold up smartly; prick up.
    • perk To dress; make spruce or smart; smarten; prank.
    • perk To peer; look narrowly or sharply.
    • perk To examine thoroughly.
    • n perk An obsolete or dialectal (Scotch) form of park.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Perk pėrk trim: spruce: jaunty: proud
    • v.t Perk to make smart or trim
    • v.i Perk to hold up the head with smartness: to toss or jerk the head
    • v.i Perk pėrk (prov.) to peer
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Quotations

  • T. Boone Pickens
    T. Boone Pickens
    “Far too many executives have become more concerned with the four P's -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. W. percu, to trim, to make smart

Usage

In literature:

He's been mightily in need of a wife to perk him up.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
A squirrel ran along and winked at her as he gave his tail an extra perk.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
They perked their heads and looked at him inquiringly when it was gone.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
The odd, perked-up letters were unmistakable.
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
You must perk up for the wedding.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
Even Struthers has perked up a bit, and is making furtive preparations for a sage-tea wash in the morning.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
She drew herself up and perked her little face.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
Suddenly he raised his head, perked his ears in astonishment and looked his master straight in the face with eyes that saw once more.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Wal, I reckon he's perked up since you come.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
And whoever got Larimer Sasser to perk up and put on a starched shirt!
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
He walks about with this handsome tail perked in the air.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
He perked up his angular ears, and then his nose caught a fresh scent under his feet where a porcupine had left his trail.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
That was all very well, and Black Rim perked its ears, thinking that the case looked bad for Tom.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Beth perked up her head like a startled fawn.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
I bet ye 'twould perk un up a bit in the place he's to!
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
The good custom was established and Meg began to perk up again.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
But at my last words he perked up into a kind of startled slyness.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I expect, now that she has seen you again, and has perked up a bit, she will fall into her old ways more regular.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
How they shouted as they spied the little pine trees perking up their heads!
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Perk appeared beside the console, but the captain ignored the astronomer for a moment longer, while he leaned back thinking.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
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In poetry:

Then other perks and privileges happened such aa these;
The Minister controlling Rain and State Corroborees
Got all his ochre on the nod -- in other words, his clothes.
So portfolios were coveted, as you may well suppose.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis

In news:

Among IT and other professionals, the ability to telecommute occasionally or even frequently is considered a huge job perk, and something that can make one place of employment seem to be a better choice than another.
Being famous has a lot of perks.
UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp says UNC will wait to respond to NCAA allegations of academic misconduct and accusations that football players got perks from professional sports agents.
'Perks of Being a Wallflower' thoughtfully tells familiar story.
Sprint BYOD Management Solution Offers Turnkey Perks to Businesses.
Generous perks benefit employees, who have room to sprawl, share.
REAL ESTATE- ON THE BLOCK- Wood and rivers: Waynesboro's world offers viewy perks.
Weather puts perk in perennials, vigor in veggies Rosemary Fitzpatrick The Kachemak Gardener.
That is not, of course, the only perk that comes with finding a way to win 839 basketball games.
Teen angst, warmed over in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller.
Modeled after the private club cars of the early 20th century, the bar cars on trains from Grand Central Terminal sought to bring a perk of high society to the everyday commuting class.
A vase of flowers is always a great way to perk up a room — or its owner for that matter.
Sometimes companies will require employees who enjoy this perk to come early or stay later Monday through Thursday to make up the lost time.
For students who get accepted to Abilene Christian University in Texas this spring, there's one more perk to enrolling: The college plans to give all first-year students an iPhone or an iPod touch.
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In science:

From an invariance of this “Perk ” (Proposition 1.9), the centrality of D ′ k (u) is almost obvious.
Two permanents in the universal enveloping algebras of the symplectic Lie algebras
Perk (E + u1 ; −♮k ) = Perk (E ; u1N − ♮k ).
Two permanents in the universal enveloping algebras of the symplectic Lie algebras
P (k ¯p) = Pa∈Perk ¯p (X )∩[a] eSk ¯p (βφ+ψ)(a) exp (cid:16)±e−β (γ−sφ )(cid:17) Pa∈Perk ¯p (X ) eSk ¯p (βφ+ψ)(a) for each a ∈ A, and every k ¯p > eβγ + 1.
Zero-temperature limit of one-dimensional Gibbs states via renormalization: the case of locally constant potentials
We can trace the origin of the function T 1 (u) back to the eigenvalue formula of transfer matrix of the Perk-Schultz model [32, 33, 34], which is a multi-component generalization of the six-vertex model (see also reference ).
Analytic Bethe ansatz and functional equations associated with any simple root systems of the Lie superalgebra sl(r+1|s+1)
Perk (Gn ) × Perk (Gn ) : En (b) ∩ En (c) 6=
Random subshifts of finite type
Vn | Xb∈Perk (Gn ) φn,k = Xb∈Bk (Gn ) For each n and k , we have that ψn,k ≤ β k n ≤ φn,k .
Random subshifts of finite type
Note that since p divides k , there exists a uniform constant K3 > 0 such that |Perk (Gn )| ≥ K3λk for large enough k .
Random subshifts of finite type
Since |Ok (X )− Perk (X )|6 δ ·√k !, we use it in the above bound to get PX [|Ok (X )|> T √k !] 6 (k+1)/(T −δ)4 .
Testing Permanent Oracles -- Revisited
To various quotients of the Hecke algebra one can associate a representation given by the (m/n) Perk-Schultz quantum chain .
Reaction-Diffusion Processes, Critical Dynamics and Quantum Chains
For Ω = 0 the Hamiltonian reduces to the three-color Perk-Schultz model (which has the quantum superalgebra Uq SU (2/1) as symmetry) and it is also related to a special point of the t − J model where exact integrability takes place .
Reaction-Diffusion Processes, Critical Dynamics and Quantum Chains
We showed in this paper that a large class of chemical processes can be understood in terms of the Uq SU (P /M )-invariant Perk-Schultz models and the Uq dSU (2)-invariant model with external fields.
Reaction-Diffusion Processes Described by Three-State Quantum Chains and Integrability
In the Perk-Schultz models little is known about the phase diagram with external fields.
Reaction-Diffusion Processes Described by Three-State Quantum Chains and Integrability
The chemical Hamiltonians associated to the Perk-Schultz models are usually not in a standard form.
Reaction-Diffusion Processes Described by Three-State Quantum Chains and Integrability
Perk-Schultz chains, and γ is related to q through q = exp(γ ).
Reaction-Diffusion Processes Described by Three-State Quantum Chains and Integrability
Perk, The susceptibility of the square Ising model: new developments, J.
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory
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