• 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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    “Far too many executives have become more concerned with the four P's -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.”


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


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

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.

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