Pierce, Franklin Pierce, President Pierce(verb)
14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
cut or make a way through
"the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
"The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
sound sharply or shrilly
"The scream pierced the night"
penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
make a hole into
"The needle pierced her flesh"
to puncture; to break through
The diver pierced the surface of the water with scarcely a splash.
to create a hole in the skin for the purpose of inserting jewelry
Can you believe he pierced his tongue?
to break or interrupt abruptly
A scream pierced the darkness.
, medieval variant of Piers. Modern usage may also derive from the surname.
Origin: percier, from its conjugated forms such as pierce, probably from *, from pertusus, past participle of pertundere, from per- + tundere.
to thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument
to penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship
fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery
to enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively
Origin: [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per through + tundere to beat: cf. OF. pertuisier to pierce, F. pertuis a hole. Cf. Contuse, Parch, Pertuse.]
Pierce is a city in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,767 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pierce County.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pērs, v.t. to thrust or make a hole through: to enter, or force a way into: to touch or move deeply: to dive into, as a secret.—v.i. to penetrate.—adj. Pierce′able, capable of being pierced.—n. Pierc′er, one who, or that which, pierces: any sharp instrument used for piercing: a stiletto.—adj. Pierc′ing.—adv. Pierc′ingly.—n. Pierc′ingness. [O. Fr. percer, prob. pertuisier—pertuis, a hole—L. pertundĕre, pertusum, to thrust through.]
The numerical value of pierce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pierce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of pierce in a Sentence
Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
Fortunately, the rod did not pierce any major blood vessels in the brain.
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
If the point is sharp, and the arrow is swift, it can pierce through the dust no matter how thick.
We're proud to be the first duo hosting The Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow The Emmys's The Emmys.
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- foradarCatalan, Valencian
- piercen, durchstechenGerman
- τρυπώ, διαπερνώ, τορέω, διεισδύωGreek
- puhkaista, lävistääFinnish
- toll, pollIrish
- perforare, bucare, pungere, squarciare, forareItalian
- ta hull, punktere, trenge gjennom, perforereNorwegian
- furar, perfurarPortuguese
- прерывать, протыкать, пронзить, проткнуть, прокалывать, проколоть, пронзатьRussian
- pierca, punktera, bryta, göra hål på, hålSwedish
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