[per-chans, -chahns] /pərˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns/
Literary. perhaps; maybe; possibly.
Archaic. by chance.
adverb (archaic or poetic)
by chance; accidentally
mid-14c., parchaunce, from Old French par cheance, literally “by chance.” With Latin per substituted c.1400 for French cognate par.
[pairsh; French persh] /pɛərʃ; French pɛrʃ/ noun 1. a former division of N France.
[purch] /pɜrtʃ/ noun 1. a pole or rod, usually horizontal, serving as a roost for birds. 2. any place or object, as a sill, fence, branch, or twig, for a bird, animal, or person to alight or rest upon. 3. a high or elevated position, resting place, or the like. 4. a small, elevated seat […]
[pur-cher] /ˈpɜr tʃər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a bird whose feet are adapted for .
[pur-chuh-ron, -shuh-] /ˈpɜr tʃəˌrɒn, -ʃə-/ noun 1. one of a French breed of draft horses, having a gray or black coat. /ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn/ noun 1. a compact heavy breed of carthorse, grey or black in colour n. 1875, from French Percheron, adjective formed from le Perche, region south of Normandy where horses were bred that were […]