Definition of Piece

1. Noun. A separate part of a whole. "An important piece of the evidence"

2. Verb. To join or unite the pieces of. "They piece the cape "; "Patch the skirt"
Exact synonyms: Patch
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Specialized synonyms: Vamp, Vamp Up
Derivative terms: Patch, Patch, Patching

3. Noun. An item that is an instance of some type. "She bought a lovely piece of china"
Generic synonyms: Item

4. Verb. Create by putting components or members together. "They set up a committee"
Exact synonyms: Assemble, Put Together, Set Up, Tack, Tack Together
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join, Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Comfit, Confect, Confection, Confuse, Jumble, Mix Up, Reassemble, Configure, Compound, Rig Up
Derivative terms: Assemblage, Assemblage
Antonyms: Disassemble

5. Noun. A portion of a natural object. "He needed a piece of granite"
Exact synonyms: Part
Generic synonyms: Thing
Specialized synonyms: Body Part, Corpus, Acicula, Base, Corner, Craton, Cutting, Fragment, Hunk, Lump, Nub, Stub, Segment, Slice, Strip, World
Specialized synonyms: North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Atlantic, South Pacific
Group relationships: Building Block, Unit

6. Verb. Join during spinning. "Piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
Generic synonyms: Splice

7. Noun. A musical work that has been created. "The composition is written in four movements"

8. Verb. Eat intermittently; take small bites of. "They piece more bread"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
Exact synonyms: Nibble, Pick
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Nibble, Nibbler

9. Noun. An instance of some kind. "He had a bit of good luck"
Exact synonyms: Bit
Generic synonyms: Case, Example, Instance

10. Verb. Repair by adding pieces. "She pieced the china cup"
Exact synonyms: Patch
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On

11. Noun. An artistic or literary composition. "The children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
Generic synonyms: Creation
Specialized synonyms: Article, Morceau, Afterpiece, Fragment, Hiatus

12. Noun. A portable gun. "He wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

13. Noun. A serving that has been cut from a larger portion. "A slice of bread"
Exact synonyms: Slice
Generic synonyms: Helping, Portion, Serving
Specialized synonyms: Cutlet, Escallop, Scallop, Scollop, Filet, Fillet, Fish Filet, Fish Fillet
Derivative terms: Slice

14. Noun. A distance. "It is down the road a piece"
Generic synonyms: Distance

15. Noun. A work of art of some artistic value. "It is not known who created this piece"
Exact synonyms: Art Object, Objet D'art
Specialized synonyms: Virtu
Generic synonyms: Work Of Art

16. Noun. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition. "A patch of bad weather"
Exact synonyms: Patch, Spell, While
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Cold Snap, Cold Spell, Hot Spell, Snap

17. Noun. A share of something. "A slice of the company's revenue"
Exact synonyms: Slice
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share

18. Noun. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games. "He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Exact synonyms: Man
Specialized synonyms: Black, Checker, Chequer, Chess Piece, Chessman, Tile, White
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment

Definition of Piece

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.

3. v. i. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.

Definition of Piece

1. Noun. A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts. ¹

2. Noun. A single item belonging to a class of similar items: as, for example, a piece of machinery, a piece of software. ¹

3. Noun. One of the small objects played in board games, e.g. a pawn or a draught. ¹

4. Noun. A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency. ¹

5. Noun. An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc. ¹

6. Noun. An artillery gun. ¹

7. Noun. (US Canada colloquial) (short for hairpiece); a toupee or wig, usually when worn by a man. ¹

8. Noun. (context: Scotland Ireland UK dialectal US dialectal) A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack. ¹

9. Noun. (US colloquial) A gun. ¹

10. Noun. (US colloquial vulgar) A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail ¹

11. Noun. (US colloquial mildly vulgar) (short for "piece of crap") a shoddy or worthless object, usually applied to consumer products like vehicles or appliances. ¹

12. Noun. (US slang) A cannabis pipe. ¹

13. Noun. (baseball) Used to describe a pitch that has been hit but not well, usually either being caught by the opposing team or going foul. Usually used in the past tense with got, and never used in the plural. ¹

14. Verb. ''(usually with "together"):'' To reassemble something (real or metaphorically.) ¹

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Definition of Piece

1. to join into a whole [v PIECED, PIECING, PIECES]

Medical Definition of Piece

1. A part or portion. End piece, a part of the spermatozoon consisting of an axoneme surrounded only by the flagellar membrane. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Piece

pie menus
pie pan
pie pans
pie plant
pie safe
pie safes
pie server
pie shell
piebald eyelash
piebald skin
piece de resistance
piece goods
piece of cake
piece of cloth
piece of clothing
piece of eight
piece of furniture
piece of ground
piece of land
piece of leather

Literary usage of Piece

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"vitiates the results, introducing stresses into the test-piece which produce an effect not to be calculated upon. By referring to fig. ..."

2. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"... just as wages by time are a converted form of the value or price of labour-power. In piece-wages it seems at first sight as if the use-value ..."

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