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. 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"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. piercing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to pierce

    Etymology: From pierce + -ing

  2. piercing(Noun)

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

    ear piercing

    Etymology: From pierce + -ing

  3. piercing(Noun)

    The jewelry itself

    Etymology: From pierce + -ing

  4. piercing(Adjective)

    Anything or anyone that pierces.

    Etymology: 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

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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Too much truth is the style of a drunken master, intoxicated with the sweet wine of philosophical poetry, a comical third eye, whose power of thought will break the stone of stupidity and the ice of indifference. Developed dexterity of thought, manipulates the fighting techniques of the aphorisms of a drunken master, leaving no chance. Loneliness enhances the force of the blow, its depth of thought, piercing consciousness and subconsciousness, piercing the infinity of time.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You hear jazz. How music sounds piercing your mind and thinking. Jazz is an energy that dissolves your brain and throws your thoughts into the abyss. As if the cigarette smoke is all that remains of our thoughts that burn out in us. This is the mood of the soul. This is the silence of the city and the romance of life.

  5. 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.

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