a separate part of a whole
"an important piece of the evidence"
an item that is an instance of some type
"he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
a portion of a natural object
"they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music(noun)
a musical work that has been created
"the composition is written in four movements"
an instance of some kind
"it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
an artistic or literary composition
"he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
firearm, piece, small-arm(noun)
a portable gun
"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
"a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
"it is down the road a piece"
objet d'art, art object, piece(noun)
a work of art of some artistic value
"this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
while, piece, spell, patch(noun)
a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
"he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
a share of something
"a slice of the company's revenue"
game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
"he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
to join or unite the pieces of
"patch the skirt"
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together(verb)
create by putting components or members together
"She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
join during spinning
"piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
nibble, pick, piece(verb)
eat intermittently; take small bites of
"He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
repair by adding pieces
"She pieced the china cup"
A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.
A single item belonging to a class of similar items: as, for example, a piece of machinery, a piece of software.
One of the small objects played in board games, e.g. a pawn or a draught.
A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency.
An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc.
She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.
An artillery gun.
(short for hairpiece); a toupee or wig, usually when worn by a man.
The announcer is wearing a new piece.
A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.
He's packin' a piece!
(usually with "together"): To reassemble something (real or metaphorically.)
A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail
I got a piece at lunchtime.
(short for "piece of crap") a shoddy or worthless object, usually applied to consumer products like vehicles or appliances.
Ugh, my new computer is such a piece. I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow.
A cannabis pipe.
Used to describe a pitch that has been hit but not well, usually either being caught by the opposing team or going foul. Usually used in the past tense with got, and never used in the plural.
Origin: pece, from peece, peice et al. and pece, piece et al., apparently from *, *. Ultimate origin uncertain; perhaps from (compare peth, pez, cuid).
a fragment or part of anything separated from the whole, in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break in pieces
a definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper
any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance
a literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary
a musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece
a coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings
a fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge
an individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt
one of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn
a castle; a fortified building
to make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out
to unite; to join; to combine
to unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join
Origin: [OE. pece, F. pice, LL. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part, share. Cf. Petty.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pēs, n. a part of anything: a single article: a definite quantity, as of cloth or paper: an amount of work to be done at one time: a separate performance: a literary or artistic composition: a gun: a coin: a man in chess or draughts: a person, generally a woman, in contempt.—v.t. to enlarge by adding a piece: to patch.—v.i. to unite by a joining of parts: to join.—n.pl. Piece′-goods, cotton, linen, woollen, or silk fabrics sold retail in varying lengths.—adj. Piece′less, not made of pieces: entire.—adv. Piece′meal, in pieces or fragments: by pieces: little by little: bit by bit: gradually.—adj. made of pieces: single: separate.—ns. Piec′ener, a piecer; Piec′ening, or Piec′ing, the act of mending, esp. the joining of the ends of yarn, thread, &c. so as to repair breaks; Piec′er, a boy or girl employed in a spinning-factory to join broken threads; Piece′work, work done by the piece or quantity rather than by time.—Pièce de résistance, principal piece: chief event or performance: chief dish at a dinner; Piece of eight, the Spanish peso duro ('hard dollar'), bearing the numeral 8, of the value of 8 reals (prob. the sign $ is derived from this); Piece out, to put together bit by bit; Piece up, to patch up.—Give a piece of one's mind, to give a rating frankly to any one's face; Of a piece, as if of the same piece, the same in nature, &c. [O. Fr. piece—Low L. petium, a piece of land—prob. L. pes, pedis, a foot.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1205
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Written Corpus Frequency: #688
Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Nouns Frequency: #274
The numerical value of piece in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of piece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I got a piece; they got a piece.
Juanita Ooh that boy's a fine piece of work all right. He's a fine piece of ass though, too.
They don't care about doing a William Wegman piece. They just want to do a Darth Vader piece, or disco dog, their language is mesmerizing.
If we fail to challenge this cynical strategy now, it will only encourage Republicans to pull our financial regulations apart piece by piece.
Is putting together the puzzle of my life. I was almost done when I realized I had lost a piece. Without that piece, my life incomplete. And sadly, I may never find it again.....
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Translations for piece
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- peçaCatalan, Valencian
- kus, figura, kámenCzech
- stykke, brikDanish
- pieza, pedazo, pieza de artilleríaSpanish
- تکه, مهرهPersian
- osa, kappale, pikkukolikko, lounaspaketii, pano, ase, romu, nappula, teos, eväät, tykki, palaFinnish
- part, morceauFrench
- saothar, píosa, giota, dréachtIrish
- pìos, criomag, mìr, bìdeagScottish Gaelic
- टुकड़ा, खंडHindi
- mosoHaitian Creole
- մաս, կտորArmenian
- hluti, verk, stykkiIcelandic
- brano, pezzo, porzioneItalian
- 部分, 一切れ, 切り身, 一片, ピース, 作品Japanese
- ნაწილი, ნატეხიGeorgian
- fragmentum, frustum, pars, micaLatin
- gabalas, dalisLithuanian
- biċċa, imbarazzMaltese
- onderdeel, stuk, deel, pionDutch
- stykkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- kawałek, część, pionek, moneta, sztuka, element, utwórPolish
- кусок, часть, монета, произведение, штука, фигураRussian
- парче, комад, parče, komad, део, част, deo, častSerbo-Croatian
- kúsok, kusSlovak
- del, kosSlovene
- stycke, pjäs, nyp, puffra, bitSwedish
- gawo, pande, kipande, vipandeSwahili
- อัน, ชิ้นThai
- ٹکڑا, کھنڈUrdu
- שטיק, שלוםYiddish
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