(usually with together) To assemble (something real or figurative).
- Frank and severe criticism; censure.
- Belonging to the same class or kind.
- In stages:
took the clock apart piece by piece.
- A person, especially a woman, considered sexually attractive.
- Something very easy to do.
Other Word Forms of 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")).
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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