Definitions for piecepis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

piece*pis(n.; v.)pieced, piec•ing.

  1. (n.)a limited portion or quantity of something:

    a piece of land.

  2. a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body:

    a piece of lumber.

  3. a portion or quantity of a whole:

    a piece of pie.

  4. a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market:

    cloth sold by the piece.

    Category: Textiles

  5. an amount of work forming a single job:

    to be paid by the piece.

  6. an example of artistic creativity or workmanship, as a painting or a musical or literary composition.

  7. one of the figures, disks, or the like, used in playing a board game. (in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  8. an individual thing of a particular class or set:

    a piece of furniture.

  9. an example, specimen, or instance of something:

    a fine piece of work.

  10. a part, fragment, or shred:

    to tear a letter into pieces.

  11. one's opinion or thoughts on a subject.

  12. a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc. a cannon or other unit of ordnance:

    field piece.

    Category: Military

  13. a coin:

    a five-cent piece.

  14. Midland and Southern U.S. a distance:

    down the road a piece.

    Category: Dialect

  15. Also called piece′ of ass′.Vulgar Slang. . Usually Offensive.a person considered as a partner in coitus.

    Category: Dialect

    Ref: coitus

  16. (v.t.)to mend by adding a piece or pieces; patch.

  17. to complete or extend by an added piece or something additional (often fol. by out):

    to piece out a library with new books.

  18. to make by or as if by joining pieces (often fol. by together):

    to piece together a musical program.

  19. to join together, as pieces or parts.

  20. to join as a piece or addition to something:

    to piece new wire into the cable.

  21. to assemble into a meaningful whole by combining available facts, information, etc.

Idioms for piece:

  1. go to pieces, to break into fragments. to lose control of oneself; become emotionally or physically upset.

    Category: Idiom

  2. of a piece, of the same kind; harmonious; consistent. Also, of one piece.

    Category: Idiom

  3. piece of cake,Informal. something easily done.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  4. piece of one's mind,a sharp rebuke or scolding.

    Category: Idiom

  5. piece of the action,Informal. a share of the profits.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

* Usage: Definitions 21a and 21b are vulgar slang. Definition 21b is usually perceived as insulting.

Origin of piece:

1175–1225; ME pece < OF < Gaulish *pettia; akin to Breton pez piece, Welsh, Cornish peth thing


Princeton's WordNet

  1. piece(noun)

    a separate part of a whole

    "an important piece of the evidence"

  2. piece(noun)

    an item that is an instance of some type

    "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";

  3. part, piece(noun)

    a portion of a natural object

    "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"

  4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music(noun)

    a musical work that has been created

    "the composition is written in four movements"

  5. piece, bit(noun)

    an instance of some kind

    "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"

  6. piece(noun)

    an artistic or literary composition

    "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"

  7. firearm, piece, small-arm(noun)

    a portable gun

    "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

  8. piece, slice(noun)

    a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

    "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"

  9. piece(noun)

    a distance

    "it is down the road a piece"

  10. 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"

  11. 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"

  12. slice, piece(noun)

    a share of something

    "a slice of the company's revenue"

  13. man, piece(verb)

    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"

  14. patch, piece(verb)

    to join or unite the pieces of

    "patch the skirt"

  15. 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"

  16. piece(verb)

    join during spinning

    "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"

  17. 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"

  18. piece, patch(verb)

    repair by adding pieces

    "She pieced the china cup"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. piece(noun)pis

    a part of sth larger

    a piece of cake; a piece of the puzzle; He broke off a piece and gave it to me.; The glass lay in pieces on the floor.; The explosion ripped the cloth to pieces.

  2. piecepis

    one of a large group of things of the same kind

    a piece of paper/clothing/mail/art/equipment etc.

  3. piecepis

    a single example or amount of information or work

    an exciting piece of news/information; the first piece of his work we've seen

  4. piecepis

    a single work of art, music, or literature

    a piece for violin and piano; one of the artist's most beautiful pieces

  5. piecepis

    an object used to mark your place in a board game

    Move your piece two spaces.

  6. piecepis

    to angrily criticize

    I'd like to give her a piece of my mind!

  7. piecepis

    not hurt

    It was a scary flight, but we arrived in one piece.

  8. piecepis

    sth that is easy to do

    The exam will be a piece of cake for you.

  9. piece(verb)pis

    to bring information together in order to understand everything

    Police pieced together evidence.


  1. piece(Noun)

    A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.

  2. piece(Noun)

    A single item belonging to a class of similar items: as, for example, a piece of machinery, a piece of software.

  3. piece(Noun)

    One of the small objects played in board games, e.g. a pawn or a draught.

  4. piece(Noun)

    A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency.

  5. piece(Noun)

    An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc.

    She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.

  6. piece(Noun)

    An artillery gun.

  7. piece(Noun)

    (short for hairpiece); a toupee or wig, usually when worn by a man.

    The announcer is wearing a new piece.

  8. piece(Noun)

    A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.

  9. piece(Noun)

    A gun.

    He's packin' a piece!

  10. piece(Verb)

    (usually with "together"): To reassemble something (real or metaphorically.)

  11. piece(Noun)

    A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail

    I got a piece at lunchtime.

  12. piece(Noun)

    (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.

  13. piece(Noun)

    A cannabis pipe.

  14. piece(Noun)

    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.

  15. Origin: pece, from peece, peice et al. and pece, piece et al., apparently from *, *. Ultimate origin uncertain; perhaps from (compare peth, pez, cuid).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piece(noun)

    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

  2. Piece(noun)

    a definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper

  3. Piece(noun)

    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

  4. Piece(noun)

    a literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary

  5. Piece(noun)

    a musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece

  6. Piece(noun)

    a coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings

  7. Piece(noun)

    a fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge

  8. Piece(noun)

    an individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt

  9. Piece(noun)

    one of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn

  10. Piece(noun)

    a castle; a fortified building

  11. Piece(verb)

    to make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out

  12. Piece(verb)

    to unite; to join; to combine

  13. Piece(verb)

    to unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1205

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Written Corpus Frequency: #688

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'piece' in Nouns Frequency: #274

Translations for piece

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a part of anything

a piece of cake; He examined it carefully piece by piece (= each piece separately).

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