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Definitions of piece

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

  1. " I've got a piece of news I want to tell you before any one else does. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. " 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
  3. 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
  4. I'll make a rough drawing of it to- night, on a piece of paper. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  5. A piece of her world was breaking off. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  6. This was his only piece of serious business during those months. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  7. He wanted nothing so much as to give him a piece of his mind. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. It's about- a piece of advice you once gave me." – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  11. " You cannot use that piece of evidence both ways. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. And this sort of thing happened all through the piece. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  13. " 'I think I'll go for a walk, ' said the piece of jelly. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  14. Few of us, however, took a second piece. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  15. 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
  16. But when Mary was to speak a piece, that was quite a different matter. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  17. We thus save a piece. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  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. 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
  20. And I should like to know why I'm not in that piece. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
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