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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piecenoun

    a separate part of a whole

    "an important piece of the evidence"

  2. piecenoun

    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, piecenoun

    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 musicnoun

    a musical work that has been created

    "the composition is written in four movements"

  5. piece, bitnoun

    an instance of some kind

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

  6. piecenoun

    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-armnoun

    a portable gun

    "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

  8. piece, slicenoun

    a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

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

  9. piecenoun

    a distance

    "it is down the road a piece"

  10. objet d'art, art object, piecenoun

    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, patchnoun

    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, piecenoun

    a share of something

    "a slice of the company's revenue"

  13. man, pieceverb

    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, pieceverb

    to join or unite the pieces of

    "patch the skirt"

  15. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack togetherverb

    create by putting components or members together

    "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"

  16. pieceverb

    join during spinning

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

  17. nibble, pick, pieceverb

    eat intermittently; take small bites of

    "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

  18. piece, patchverb

    repair by adding pieces

    "She pieced the china cup"

Wiktionary

  1. piecenoun

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

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

  2. piecenoun

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

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

  3. piecenoun

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

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

  4. piecenoun

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

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

  5. piecenoun

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

    She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.

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

  6. piecenoun

    An artillery gun.

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

  7. piecenoun

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

    The announcer is wearing a new piece.

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

  8. piecenoun

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

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

  9. piecenoun

    A gun.

    He's packin' a piece!

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

  10. pieceverb

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

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

  11. piecenoun

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

    I got a piece at lunchtime.

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

  12. piecenoun

    (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.

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

  13. piecenoun

    A cannabis pipe.

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

  14. piecenoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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. Piecenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Piecenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Piecenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Piecenoun

    one of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Piecenoun

    a castle; a fortified building

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Pieceverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Pieceverb

    to unite; to join; to combine

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Pieceverb

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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Piece

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. piece

    A general name for any kind of ordnance or musket.

  2. piece

    In heraldry, an ordinary or charge; as, the fesse, the bend, the pale, the bar, the cross, the saltire, the chevron, are called honorable pieces.

Editors Contribution

  1. piece

    A portion of a whole.

    They had every piece of the jigsaw and loved to put it together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PIECE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PIECE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of PIECE in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Wolf -LRB- left -RRB-:

    At the time of the shooting, my focus was very narrow. It was : If we can just get this person elected or if we can just get this piece of legislation over the finish line, then we'll have done the 49 victims proud, but as I get further and further into the work, I realize that we have so much more to do. And if we're really going to honor the victims, we have to fundamentally change the way we treat one another.

  2. Neil Holbrook of Cotsworld Archaeology:

    The mosaic is a truly important find, not only is it a fantastic new piece of Roman art from Britain, but it also tells us about the lifestyle and social pretensions of the owner of the villa at Boxford.

  3. Commissioner Hart:

    We do believe that somebody out there knows something, my message is that it may seem small to you, but it may be very significant to us. And it may be a piece that were missing from a larger puzzle.

  4. Joshua Paul Davis:

    This is only one particular piece of litigation framed in one particular way, the court was pretty explicit that different litigants could come forward with different evidence...and that could potentially change the result.

  5. The President:

    I think we have got the top line numbers done. We are working right now on language so that we can have -- as early as tomorrow -- a piece of legislation.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. elusive
    • B. incumbent
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. omnifarious

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