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Piece meaning

piece - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. an item that is an instance of some type; " he designed a new piece of equipment"; " she bought a lovely piece of china";
  2. 2. eat intermittently; take small bites of; " He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; " She never eats a full meal-- she just nibbles"
  3. 3. join during spinning; " piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.
  8. 8. A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.
  9. 9. A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.
  10. 10. One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
  11. 11. A castle; a fortified building.
  12. 12. To unite; to join; to combine.
  13. 13. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
  14. 14. A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; - formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.
  15. 15. An individual; - applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
  16. 16. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; - often with out.
  17. 17. A part; portion; single article or performance; gun; coin.
  18. 18. To add a piece to; join.

piece - examples of usage

  1. " But perhaps- have you time to listen to one more short piece? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. When the address is discovered, the girl thinks she cannot remember it, and so he has to write it down on a piece of paper for her. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " I thought you'd got a better head- piece. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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