Definition of Piece in English :

Define Piece in English

Piece meaning in English

Meaning of Piece in English

Pronunciation of Piece in English

Piece pronunciation in English

Pronounce Piece in English


see synonyms of piece


1. piece

a separate part of a whole

Example Sentences:
'an important piece of the evidence'

2. piece

an item that is an instance of some type

Example Sentences:
'he designed a new piece of equipment'
'she bought a lovely piece of china'

3. part, piece

a portion of a natural object

Example Sentences:
'they analyzed the river into three parts'
'he needed a piece of granite'

4. composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

a musical work that has been created

Example Sentences:
'the composition is written in four movements'

5. bit, piece

an instance of some kind

Example Sentences:
'it was a nice piece of work'
'he had a bit of good luck'

6. piece

an artistic or literary composition

Example Sentences:
'he wrote an interesting piece on Iran'
'the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests'

7. firearm, piece, small-arm

a portable gun

Example Sentences:
'he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster'

8. piece, slice

a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

Example Sentences:
'a piece of pie'
'a slice of bread'

9. piece

a distance

Example Sentences:
'it is down the road a piece'

10. art object, objet d'art, piece

a work of art of some artistic value

Example Sentences:
'this store sells only objets d'art'
'it is not known who created this piece'

11. patch, piece, spell, while

a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

Example Sentences:
'he was here for a little while'
'I need to rest for a piece'
'a spell of good weather'
'a patch of bad weather'

12. piece, slice

a share of something

Example Sentences:
'a slice of the company's revenue'

13. man, piece

game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

Example Sentences:
'he taught me to set up the men on the chess board'
'he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage'


14. patch, piece

to join or unite the pieces of

Example Sentences:
'patch the skirt'

15. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

create by putting components or members together

Example Sentences:
'She pieced a quilt'
'He tacked together some verses'
'They set up a committee'

16. piece

join during spinning

Example Sentences:
'piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings'

17. nibble, pick, piece

eat intermittently; take small bites of

Example Sentences:
'He pieced at the sandwich all morning'
'She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles'

18. patch, piece

repair by adding pieces

Example Sentences:
'She pieced the china cup'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of piece
an amount or portion forming a separate mass or structure; bit
a piece of wood
a small part, item, or amount forming part of a whole, esp when broken off or separated
a piece of bread
a length by which a commodity is sold, esp cloth, wallpaper, etc
an instance or occurrence
a piece of luck
5. slang
a girl or woman regarded as an object of sexual attraction
a nice piece
an example or specimen of a style or type, such as an article of furniture
a beautiful piece of Dresden china
7. informal
an opinion or point of view
to state one's piece
a literary, musical, or artistic composition
a coin having a value as specified
fifty-pence piece
a small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp board games
chess pieces
a firearm or cannon
(in combination)
any chessman other than a pawn
13. US and Canadian
a short time or distance
down the road a piece
14. Scottish and English dialect
a slice of bread or a sandwich
a packed lunch taken to work, school, etc
15. (usually plural) Australian and New Zealand
fragments of fleece wool
See also oddment (sense 2)
16.  give someone a piece of one's mind
17.  go to pieces
18.  nasty piece of work
19.  of a piece
20.  piece of cake
verb (transitive)
21. (often foll by together)
to fit or assemble piece by piece
22. (often foll by up)
to patch or make up (a garment) by adding pieces
23. textiles
to join (broken threads) during spinning

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of piece
a part or fragment broken or separated from the whole
a section, division, or quantity regarded as complete in itself and distinct from the whole of which it is a part
any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
; specif.,
an artistic work or composition, as of music, writing, painting, drama, etc.
an article in a magazine, newspaper, etc.
an action or its result
a piece of nonsense, business, etc.
a small firearm, as a pistol or rifle
a coin or token
a fifty-cent piece
one of a set or class, as of silver, china, furniture, etc.
a counter or man, as used in various games; specif., in chess, a chessman other than a pawn
the quantity or size, as of cloth or wallpaper, that is manufactured as a unit
an amount or unit of work constituting a single job
6.  Chiefly Dialectal
an indefinite distance or duration; often, specif., a rather short one
7.  Chiefly Dialectal
a person; individual
8.  US, Slang
a financial interest; share
9.  Slang
a woman regarded as a sexual partner
an instance of sexual intercourse
; often regarded as vulgar also ; Slang piece of ass
verb transitiveWord forms: pieced or ˈpiecing
to add a piece or pieces to, as in repairing or enlarging
to piece a pair of trousers
to join or unite
verb intransitive
12.  Informal, Dialectal
to eat a snack between meals

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of piece
1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string.
2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of pie.
3. An object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
4. An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition: "They are lively and well-plotted pieces, both in prose" (Tucker Brooke).
5. An instance; a specimen: a piece of sheer folly.
6. What one has to say about something; an opinion: speak one's piece.
7. A coin: a ten-cent piece.
8. Games
a. One of the counters or figures used in playing various board games.
b. Any one of the chess figures other than a pawn.
9. Slang A firearm, especially a rifle.
10. Informal A given distance: "There was farm country down the road on the right a piece" (James Agee).
tr.v. pieced, piec·ing, piec·es
1. To mend by adding pieces or a piece to: piece a dress.
2. To join or unite the pieces of: He pieced together the vase. She pieced together an account of what had gone on during the stormy meeting.

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