Definition of Piece
1. Noun. A separate part of a whole. "An important piece of the evidence"
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
2. Verb. To join or unite the pieces of. "They piece the cape "; "Patch the skirt"
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"
4. Verb. Create by putting components or members together. "They set up a committee"
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
5. Noun. A portion of a natural object. "He needed a piece of granite"
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"
7. Noun. A musical work that has been created. "The composition is written in four movements"
Specialized synonyms: Morceau, Sheet Music, Arrangement, Musical Arrangement, Realisation, Realization, Intermezzo, Allegro, Allegretto, Andante, Introit, Solo, Duet, Duette, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quartette, Quintet, Quintette, Sestet, Sextet, Sextette, Septet, Septette, Octet, Octette, Bagatelle, Divertimento, Serenade, Canon, Etude, Idyl, Idyll, Pastoral, Pastorale, Toccata, Fantasia, Musical Passage, Passage, Movement, Largo, Larghetto, Suite, Symphonic Poem, Tone Poem, Medley, Pastiche, Potpourri, Nocturne, Notturno, Adagio, Song, Vocal, Study, Capriccio, Motet, Program Music, Programme Music, Incidental Music
Generic synonyms: Music
Terms within: Coda, Finale
Derivative terms: Compose
8. Verb. Eat intermittently; take small bites of. "They piece more bread"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
9. Noun. An instance of some kind. "He had a bit of good luck"
10. Verb. Repair by adding pieces. "She pieced the china cup"
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"
12. Noun. A portable gun. "He wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Specialized synonyms: Autoloader, Self-loader, Muzzle Loader, Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm, Repeater, Repeating Firearm, Rifle, Riot Gun, Scattergun, Shotgun, Smoothbore, .22, Twenty-two
Terms within: Firing Pin, Lock, Sights
Generic synonyms: Gun
13. Noun. A serving that has been cut from a larger portion. "A slice of bread"
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"
15. Noun. A work of art of some artistic value. "It is not known who created this piece"
16. Noun. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition. "A patch of bad weather"
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"
18. Noun. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games. "He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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
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 ..."