Quiche is a savory pie.
- An example of pie is quiche.
- An example of pie is lemon meringue.
- An example of pie is Boston cream 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.
- something extremely good or easy
- political graft
- a total amount to be divided in shares
Origin of pieME, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to pie
(as) easy as pie
Origin of piefrom 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 dish composed of fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients baked over, under, or surrounded by a crust of pastry or other dough.
- A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling.
- Informal A pizza.
- Something similar to or resembling pie: mud pie.
- A whole that can be portioned out: “That would … 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)