What does piercing mean?

Definitions for piercing
ˈpɪər sɪŋpierc·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharpadjective

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

  2. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingadjective

    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

    "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"

Wiktionary

  1. piercingnoun

    The action of the verb to pierce

  2. piercingnoun

    A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it

    ear piercing

  3. piercingnoun

    The jewelry itself

  4. piercingadjective

    Anything or anyone that pierces.

  5. Etymology: From pierce + -ing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piercing

    of Pierce

  2. Piercingadjective

    forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piercing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piercing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of piercing in a Sentence

  1. Alastair Key:

    The diversity of tools is fantastic. In the 1920s, the site produced some of earliest handaxes ever discovered in Britain. Now, for the first time, we have found rare evidence of scraping and piercing implements at this very early age.

  2. Ron Vara:

    Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cell phone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel.

  3. White House:

    Oneof Americas leading scientists, Dr. Jeffries was crucial to the United States war effort in World War II, his efforts enabled the United States to develop artillery shells capable of piercing the armor of German tanks, and his contributions to the Manhattan Project helped end the war in the Pacifictheater.

  4. Magha:

    A good man?s intellect is piercing, yet inflicts no wound; his actions are deliberate, yet bold; his heart is warm, but never burns; his speech is eloquent, yet ever true.

  5. Toronto Mississauga paleontologist Kirstin Brink:

    But the serrations were most efficient for piercing flesh and gripping it while ripping off a chunk of meat, called the 'puncture and pull' feeding style.

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