What does piercing mean?

Definitions for piercing
ˈpɪər sɪŋpierc·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word piercing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    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, lancinating(adj)

    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. piercing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to pierce

  2. piercing(Noun)

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

    ear piercing

  3. piercing(Noun)

    The jewelry itself

  4. piercing(Adjective)

    Anything or anyone that pierces.

  5. Origin: From pierce + -ing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piercing

    of Pierce

  2. Piercing(adj)

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

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Magha:

    A subtle-witted man is like an arrow, which, rending little surface, enters deeply, but they whose minds are dull resemble stones dashing with clumsy force, but never piercing.

  4. Amit Ray:

    Meditation is listening the song of the inner Soul, seeing the beauty of the inner Self, smelling the fragrance of the inner Spirit, experiencing the touch of the Divine inner energies and tasting the piercing sweetness of the inner God.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

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