- 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.
- 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 of pieMiddle English akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to pie
(as) easy as pie
Origin of pie; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps pie
Origin of pieOld 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 of pietranslated, translation of Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin pica, probably ; from or akin to pie
- 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 &ellipsis; enlarge the economic pie by making the most productive use of every investment dollar” (New York Times).
Origin of pieMiddle English.
Origin of pieMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin pīca.
Origin of pieHindi pā'ī, from Sanskrit pādikā, quarter, from pāt, pad-, foot, leg; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of pieMedieval Latin pīca.
(countable and uncountable, plural pies)
- A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.
- The family had steak and kidney pie for dinner and cherry pie for dessert.
- Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
- Shepherd's pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.
- (Northeastern US) Pizza.
- (figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
- It is easier to get along when everyone, more or less, is getting ahead. But when the pie is shrinking, social groups are more likely to turn on each other. — Evan Thomas, Why It’s Time to Worry, Newsweek 2010-12-04
- (letterpress typography) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
- (cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.
- (pejorative) a gluttonous person.
- A pie chart.
- (slang) The vulva.
(third-person singular simple present pies, present participle pieing, simple past and past participle pied)
- To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
- I'd like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.
- To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.
From Middle English, unknown origin.
- (obsolete) Magpie.
(plural pie or pies)