Pie definition

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A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling.
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A former unit of currency of India.
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A baked food composed of a pastry shell filled with fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and usually covered with a pastry crust.
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A whole that can be shared.
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An almanac of services used in the English church before the Reformation.
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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.

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A baked dish made with fruit, meat, etc., and having either an under crust, an upper crust, or both.
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Something extremely good or easy.
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Political graft.
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A total amount to be divided in shares.
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In England, a form or table of rules used before the Reformation in selecting the correct church service or office for the day.
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A layer cake with a filling of custard, cream, jelly, etc.
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Version 9.0 of the Android OS. See Android versions.
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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.

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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.

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(Northeastern US) Pizza.
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(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
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(letterpress typography) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
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(cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.
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(pejorative) A gluttonous person.
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(slang) The vulva.
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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.

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To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.
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(obsolete) Magpie.
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(historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
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pie in the sky
  • An empty wish or promise:
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(as) easy as pie
  • extremely easy
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pie
Plural:
pies

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

(as) easy as pie

Origin of pie

  • Hindi pā'ī from Sanskrit pādikā quarter from pāt pad- foot, leg ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Medieval Latin pīca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French pie, from Latin pica, feminine of picus (“woodpecker”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hindi पाई (pāī, “quarter”), from Sanskrit पादिका (pādikā).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary