Piece Definition

pēs
pieced, pieces, piecing
noun
pieces
A part or fragment broken or separated from the whole.
Webster's New World
A section, division, or quantity regarded as complete in itself and distinct from the whole of which it is a part.
Webster's New World
The quantity or size, as of cloth or wallpaper, that is manufactured as a unit.
Webster's New World
An object that is one member of a group or class.
A piece of furniture.
American Heritage
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
piece of musiccompositionopusmusical compositionart objectobjet-dartpatchspellwhileslicepartbitmansmall armfirearm
Antonyms:
whole
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verb
pieced, pieces, piecing
To eat a snack between meals.
Webster's New World
To add a piece or pieces to, as in repairing or enlarging.
To piece a pair of trousers.
Webster's New World
To join or unite.
Webster's New World

(usually with together) To assemble (something real or figurative).

These clues allowed us to piece together the solution to the mystery.
Wiktionary

(slang) To produce a work of graffiti more complex than a tag.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
divideseparate
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idiom
a piece of (one's) mind
  • Frank and severe criticism; censure.
American Heritage
of a piece
  • Belonging to the same class or kind.
American Heritage
piece by piece
  • In stages:

    took the clock apart piece by piece.

American Heritage
piece of ass
  • A person, especially a woman, considered sexually attractive.
American Heritage
piece of cake
  • Something very easy to do.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Piece

Noun

Singular:
piece
Plural:
pieces

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Piece

Origin of Piece

  • Middle English pece, from Anglo-Norman peece, peice et al. and Old French pece, piece et al., apparently from Late Latin *pettia, *pettium. Ultimate origin uncertain; perhaps from Transalpine Gaulish (compare Welsh peth, Breton pez (“thing"), Irish cuid (“part")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English pece from Old French from Vulgar Latin pettia probably of Celtic origin

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

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