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Meaning of PIECE

Pronunciation:  pees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
  4. [n]  an object created by a sculptor; "it was not known who created the piece"
  5. [n]  an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment" or"she bought a lovely piece of china"
  6. [n]  a distance; "it is down the road a piece"
  7. [n]  an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
  8. [n]  a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
  9. [n]  an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
  10. [n]  a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
  11. [n]  a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
  12. [n]  a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
  13. [n]  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"
  14. [v]  repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
  15. [v]  eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just picks at the food"
  16. [v]  make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
  17. [v]  join during spinning, as of broken pieces of thread, slivers, or rovings
  18. [v]  to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"

PIECE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: assemble, bit, composition, firearm, man, musical composition, nibble, opus, part, patch, patch, pick, piece of music, put together, set up, slice, slice, small-arm, spell, tack, tack together, while
 Antonyms: break apart, break up, disassemble, dismantle, take apart
 See Also: .22, acicula, adagio, afterpiece, allegro, arrangement, article, autoloader, bagatelle, base, black, body part, bring together, building block, bushel, canon, capriccio, case, checker, chess piece, chessman, coda, comfit, compound, confect, confection, configure, confuse, conjoin, corner, corpus, craton, create, creation, cutlet, cutting, distance, divertimento, doctor, duet, duette, duo, eat, entity, escallop, etude, example, fantasia, filet, fillet, finale, firing pin, fish filet, fish fillet, fix, fragment, fragment, fragment, furbish up, game equipment, gun, handgun, helping, hiatus, hunk, idyll, instance, intermezzo, item, join, join, jumble, largo, lock, lump, machine gun, make, medley, mend, mix up, morceau, motet, movement, music, musical arrangement, musical passage, muzzle loader, nocturne, nub, octet, octette, part, part, passage, pastiche, pastoral, pastorale, percentage, physical thing, piece of cloth, piece of leather, piece of material, pistol, portion, portion, portion, potpourri, program music, programme music, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, realization, reassemble, repair, repeater, repeating firearm, restore, rifle, rig up, scallop, scattergun, scollop, sculpture, segment, septet, septette, serenade, serving, sestet, sextet, sextette, shard, share, sheet music, sherd, shooting iron, shotgun, side arm, sight, slice, snip, snippet, snipping, solo, song, splice, strip, stub, study, suite, symphonic poem, time, toccata, tone poem, touch on, trio, twenty-two, unit, vamp, vamp up, white, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Piece\, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[`e]ce, 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}.]
    1. 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.
             Bring it out piece by piece.          --Ezek. xxiv.
    2. A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a
       piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
    3. 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; especially:
       (a) A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of
           poetry, music, or statuary.
       (b) A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces;
           a following piece.
       (c) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied
           specifically to an English gold coin worth 22
       (d) A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of
    4. An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a
       certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used
       slightingly or in contempt. ``If I had not been a piece of
       a logician before I came to him.'' --Sir P. Sidney.
             Thy mother was a piece of virtue.     --Shak.
             His own spirit is as unsettled a piece as there is
             in all the world.                     --Coleridge.
    5. (Chess) One of the superior men, distinguished from a
    6. A castle; a fortified building. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    {Of a piece}, of the same sort, as if taken from the same
       whole; like; -- sometimes followed by with. --Dryden.
    {Piece of eight}, the Spanish piaster, formerly divided into
       eight reals.
    {To give a piece of one's mind to}, to speak plainly,
       bluntly, or severely to (another). --Thackeray.
    {Piece broker}, one who buys shreds and remnants of cloth to
       sell again.
    {Piece goods}, goods usually sold by pieces or fixed
       portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.
  2. \Piece\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pieced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or
       pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with
       out. --Shak.
    2. To unite; to join; to combine. --Fuller.
             His adversaries . . . pieced themselves together in
             a joint opposition against him.       --Fuller.
  3. \Piece\, v. i.
    To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
    ``It pieced better.'' --Bacon.
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