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1. franklin pierce, pierce, president pierce

14th President of the United States (1804-1869)


2. pierce

cut or make a way through

Example Sentences:
'the knife cut through the flesh'
'The path pierced the jungle'
'Light pierced through the forest'

3. pierce

move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply

Example Sentences:
'The cold pierced her bones'
'Her words pierced the students'

4. pierce

sound sharply or shrilly

Example Sentences:
'The scream pierced the night'

5. pierce, thrust

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

6. pierce

make a hole into

Example Sentences:
'The needle pierced her flesh'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (mainly tr)
to form or cut (a hole) in (something) with or as if with a sharp instrument
to thrust into or penetrate sharply or violently
the thorn pierced his heel
to force (a way, route, etc) through (something)
(of light) to shine through or penetrate (darkness)
5. (also intr)
to discover or realize (something) suddenly or (of an idea) to become suddenly apparent
(of sounds or cries) to sound sharply through (the silence)
to move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc) deeply or sharply
the cold pierced their bones
8. (intransitive)
to penetrate or be capable of penetrating
piercing cold
Franklin. 1804–69, US statesman; 14th president of the US (1853–57)

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Franklin1804-69; 14th president of the U.S. (1853-57)
verb transitiveWord forms: pierced or ˈpiercing
to pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
to affect sharply the senses or feelings of
to make a hole in or through; perforate; bore
to make (a hole), as by boring or stabbing
to force a way into or through; break through
to sound sharply through
a shriek pierced the air
to penetrate with the sight or mind
to pierce a mystery
verb intransitive
to penetrate (to, into, or through something)

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


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v. pierced, pierc·ing, pierc·es
1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
2. To make a hole or opening in; perforate.
3. To make a way through: The path pierced the wilderness.
4. To sound sharply through: His shout pierced the din.
5. To succeed in penetrating (something) with the eyes or the intellect: Large glowing yellow eyes pierced the darkness.
To penetrate into or through something: The rocket pierced through space.
The 14th president of the United States (1853-1857). His presidency was marked by increasing conflict between proslavery and antislavery factions.

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