- Pie is fruit, meat or cheese prepared with a pastry shell, usually baked with a pastry crust and round, or a layer of cake with a sweet filling.
- An example of pie is quiche.
- An example of pie is lemon meringue.
- An example of pie is Boston cream pie.
Quiche is a savory pie.
pie definition by Webster's New World
- a baked dish made with fruit, meat, etc., and having either an under crust, an upper crust, or both
- a layer cake with a filling of custard, cream, jelly, etc.
- ☆ Slang
- something extremely good or easy
- political graft
- a total amount to be divided in shares
Origin: Middle English akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to pie
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps pie
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin pica, magpie, akin to picus, woodpecker ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)piko-, woodpecker from source German specht
Origin: translated, translation of Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin pica, probably ; from or akin to pie
pie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A baked food composed of a pastry shell filled with fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and usually covered with a pastry crust.
- A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling.
- A whole that can be shared: “That would . . . enlarge the economic pie by making the most productive use of every investment dollar” (New York Times).
Origin: Middle English.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pīca.
Origin: Hindi pā'ī, from Sanskrit pādikā, quarter, from pāt, pad-, foot, leg; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Medieval Latin pīca.
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pie - Phrases/Idioms
(as) easy as pie
pie in the sky