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Pierce meaning

pierce - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
  2. 2. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
  3. 3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
  4. 4. To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; - used literally and figuratively.
  5. 5. To penetrate; perforate.

pierce - examples of usage

  1. They are so abundant that the point of the finest needle can not pierce the skin without coming in contact with them, and the sensation of pain is instantly conveyed to the brain. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. And in that moment John Smith lost his faith in the friendship Powhatan had sworn to him, and he drew his sword, ready to pierce the first oncomer. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Again she tried to pierce him with her meaning. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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