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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. Toby Fraley:

    I think it's always more exciting to see a piece of great art, as opposed to yet another book shop or fast food restaurant. Those are the only other entities breaking up the monotony between the identical gates.

  2. Robert Runcie:

    Parents and students have resoundingly told me they can’t go back into that building regardless of what we do, the other piece I heard is that that building will be used as evidence in any type of legal process that goes forward, so we won’t be able to access the building for a while anyway.

  3. Adam Scott:

    I certainly have a thorn in my side after not winning last year. I did everything but win, I felt like when it came down to it, even late in the piece I had my chances to kind of close the door, but I left it open and you can't do that with the best players in the world. They'll walk right through and Rory did.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In other words, forgive all things and everyone. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard or overlook some things sometimes. Never waste your precious energy or time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize and maximize your God-given energy and time. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dreams and visions unyieldingly until you realize them. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you still need to live comfortably will be given to you by God in due course. That is to say, at the right or proper time. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes. For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else or others. Because, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. Conclusively, dare to believe in God Almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides that, believe in your own self. In other words, be self-confident. For, it is expected of you. That is just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you. -Emeasoba George

  5. Kevin Maher:

    To really try to understand the heart, we need to look at the cells, in her lab,( Xu) can grow anybody's heart cells from a little piece of skin, or a little bit of blood. And the amazing part is those cells are exactly the same as the heart cells in our body. So then we can start to investigate what the cells are doing. We can look at the genetics and we can try new medications.

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    • A. assault
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