What does piece mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    (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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Noun)

    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. piece(Verb)

    (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. piece(Noun)

    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. 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.

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

  13. piece(Noun)

    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. 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.

    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. 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

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. Piece(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Piece(verb)

    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. Piece(verb)

    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. Alex French:

    We feel fortunate that The Atlantic decided to work with us, and we are grateful that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting, singer's response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used' homophobia' to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first.

  2. Jacob Frey:

    The technique that was used is not permitted ; is not a technique that Four Minneapolis police officers get trained in on, and our chief has been very clear on that piece. There is no reason to apply that kind of pressure with a knee to someone's neck.

  3. Sadye Harvey:

    We’re doing a few hundred pieces per month vs. thousands, like you see in Asia or Los Angeles, what’s nice about Voormi is they allow us to pay a fair hourly wage instead of by piece, and they believe in our mission. If the model works, we’ll spread it to other communities around the state. Forty different $1 million businesses will make a larger geographic impact on more people than trying to build a $40 million business in one place.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    But then I sigh, and with a piece of scripture,Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.And thus I clothe my naked villainyWith odd old ends stolen forth of holy writ,And seem I a saint, when most I play the Devil.

  5. Phil Ledford:

    It'll be tough in that sense, seeing Carmen everyday, because she will remind me of Ben, but it'll be like having a piece of him around.

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