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Definitions of piece

  1.   a distance; " it is down the road a piece"
  2.   To fit or join.
  3.   a portion of a natural object; " they analyzed the river into three parts"; " he needed a piece of granite"
  4.   A part; portion; single article or performance; gun; coin.
  5.   To enlarge by adding a piece: to patch.
  6.   A fragment; a part; a patch; a literary or musical composition; a play; a picture; a coin; a cannon or single firearm.
  7.   a share of something; " a slice of the company's revenue"
  8.   A part of anything; a fragment; a plot or division; a certain quantity; as, a piece of cloth; a single object of a group; as, each piece in the set; literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of music; a separate performance; as, a bad piece of business; coin; gun.
  9.   A part of anything: a single article: a separate performance: a literary or artistic composition: a gun: a coin: a person ( slightingly).
  10.   A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.
  11.   an item that is an instance of some type; " he designed a new piece of equipment"; " she bought a lovely piece of china";
  12.   repair by adding pieces; " She pieced the china cup"
  13.   a separate part of a whole; " an important piece of the evidence"
  14.   join during spinning; " piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
  15.   a portable gun; " he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
  16.   A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
  17.   Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance
  18.   to join or unite the pieces of; " patch the skirt"
  19.   an object created by a sculptor; " it was not known who created the piece"
  20.   To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; - often with out.
  21.   To attach a piece or pieces to; fit or join together.
  22.   A castle; a fortified building.
  23.   To add a piece to; join.
  24.   An individual; - applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
  25.   To unite by a coalescence of parts: to join.
  26.   A single one of a class or series; a gun; coin; specimen.
  27.   To unite; to join; to combine.
  28.   PIECER.
  29.   A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.
  30.   a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; " a piece of pie"; " a slice of bread"
  31.   an instance of some kind; " it was a nice piece of work"; " he had a bit of good luck"
  32.   an item that is an instance of some type; " he designed a new piece of equipment" or" she bought a lovely piece of china"
  33.   a musical work that has been created; " the composition is written in four movements"
  34.   game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; " he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; " he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
  35.   To enlarge or mend by adding a patch or portion; to make by joining sections together; patch.
  36.   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.
  37.   One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
  38.   To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
  39.   A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.
  40.   a period of indeterminate length ( usually short) marked by some action or condition; " he was here for a little while"; " I need to rest for a piece"; " a spell of good weather"; " a patch of bad weather"
  41.   To enlarge or mend by putting on or adding a part; to patch; to join.
  42.   eat intermittently; take small bites of; " He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; " She never eats a full meal-- she just nibbles"
  43.   an artistic or literary composition; " he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; " the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
  44.   A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; - formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.
  45.   make by putting pieces together; " She pieced a quilt"; " He tacked together some verses"
  46.   A separate part; fragment; section; plot.

Antonyms for piece

basketful, quantity, peck, deal, boatload, lot, bunch, abundance, plateful, whole, oodles, plenitude, bushel, plentitude, slew, wad, take apart, bucket, bundle, mess, aggregate, heap, pool, raft, totality, dismantle, potful, total, bulk, mass, shipload, fistful, heft, break up, disassemble, profusion, multiplicity, barrel, scads, break apart, hundred, generality, truckload, passel, sum, weight, compound, composite, dozen, sight, wealth, lashings, core, mountain, REAMS, good deal, sheaf, pack, stack, body, chunk, load, brunt, carload, spate, volume, staple.

Quotes of piece

  1. There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art. – Danny Aiello
  2. While most students were trying to draw one beautiful finished piece I would be in the background drawing dozens of studies at different angles to use later. – Frank Bruno
  3. I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions- you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom. – Amanda Burton
  4. How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child. – Carlo Collodi
  5. I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges. – John Corigliano
  6. Science is a first -rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow. – Ray Liotta
  8. Being a public person doesn't necessarily mean you're a piece of meat for everybody. – Elle Macpherson
  9. The message of music was also the first thing what I learned from my first teacher. She was an organist too and she was very devoted to what she played, so she had a respect for every piece and she felt that she is not allowed to add something of her own. – Kurt Masur
  10. Hitting Ali in the body or on the arms was like hitting a piece of cement. – Ken Norton
  11. I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now, when you have a piece of music, particularly something that appears to the listener very complicated, there's really a push to the world to try to figure out what it was that he was hearing. – Leo Ornstein
  12. The CARE bill is an important piece of patient -care legislation. It will improve the quality of radiologic procedures performed throughout the United States as well as assist in reducing the cost incurred by the Federal government for these procedures. – Charles W. Pickering
  13. Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there? – Jose Saramago
  14. Romance is dead- it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece – Yeardley Smith
  15. Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. – Freya Stark

Usage examples for piece

  1. “ " I went to Florence," Rowland said, " and I thought of going farther; but I came back on purpose to give you another piece of advice. ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. And I should like to know why I'm not in that piece – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  3. “ " 'I think I'll go for a walk, ' said the piece of jelly. ” – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  4. If they were ready for us, our play would be to get out of here while we're all in one piece – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  5. “ I'll make a rough drawing of it to- night, on a piece of paper. ” – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  6. It's about- a piece of advice you once gave me." ” – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  7. Few of us, however, took a second piece – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  8. We thus save a piece – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  9. And this sort of thing happened all through the piece – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  10. “ " You cannot use that piece of evidence both ways. ” – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  11. If you will play a piece for me I shall be happy to listen to you after tea. ” – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  12. Come, Nance," and he turned toward her; " a piece of that meat and a cup of tea will do him much good." ” – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  13. He wanted nothing so much as to give him a piece of his mind. ” – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. “ A piece of her world was breaking off. ” – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  15. But when Mary was to speak a piece that was quite a different matter. ” – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  16. This was his only piece of serious business during those months. ” – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  17. If I tell you a piece of good news, will it make you better, or will it give you a temperature? ” – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. The murderer was carrying an umbrella- and an open umbrella- have you the piece of silk? ” – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  19. “ 1869. - Is that the same piece of money as the other one? ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. “ " I've got a piece of news I want to tell you before any one else does. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow

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