dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
Proto-Indo European, PIE(noun)
a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
an article of food consisting of paste baked with something in it or under it; as, chicken pie; venison pie; mince pie; apple pie; pumpkin pie
see Camp, n., 5
any other species of the genus Pica, and of several allied genera
the service book
type confusedly mixed. See Pi
Origin: [OE. pie, pye; cf. Ir. & Gael. pighe pie, also Gael. pige an earthen jar or pot. Cf. Piggin.]
A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients. Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie, has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry, but left open. A top-crust pie, which may also be called a cobbler, has the filling in the bottom of the dish and the filling covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Flaky pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs. Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pī, n. a magpie: (print.) type mixed or unsorted (cf. Pi). [Fr.,—L. pica.]
pī, n. a book which ordered the manner of performing divine service: a service-book: an ordinal.—By cock and pie (Shak.), a minced oath=By God and the service-book. [Fr.,—L. pica, lit. magpie, from its old black-letter type on white paper resembling the colours of the magpie.]
pī, n. the smallest Indian copper coin, equal to ⅓ of a pice, or 1⁄12 of an anna. [Marathi pā'ī, a fourth.]
pī, n. a quantity of meat or fruit baked within a crust of prepared flour.—A finger in the pie (see Finger); Humble-pie (see Humble); Mince-pie (see Mince); Perigord pie, a pie flavoured with truffles, abundant in Perigord in France. [Perh. Ir. and Gael. pighe, pie.]
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British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PIE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2590
Rank popularity for the word 'PIE' in Nouns Frequency: #2192
EIP, ipe, ipé, PEI
The numerical value of PIE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of PIE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
The pie is a lot smaller than it once was, but there are fewer (manufacturers) taking pieces of the pie.
GM being in a different (more profitable) position than Chrysler, our members are looking for a bigger pie, not a bigger piece of the pie.
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Translations for PIE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- pastísCatalan, Valencian
- ripsipiirakka, piiras, piirakka, kakuttaa, pasteija, rohmu, pipari, torttu, kakkuFinnish
- tourte, tarte, entarter, gâteauFrench
- taartWestern Frisian
- paidhScottish Gaelic
- תמליא, פאיHebrew
- kue paiIndonesian
- pasticcio, confusione, torta, crostataItalian
- hoggan, hogenCornish
- комад, питаMacedonian
- taart, pasteiDutch
- paiNorwegian Nynorsk
- пирожок, пирогRussian
- paj, tårtaSwedish
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