An example of piece is a slice of pizza.
A piece of pie.
A piece of string.
A piece of sheer folly.
Speak one's piece.
She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.
A piece of furniture.
- An artistic work or composition, as of music, writing, painting, drama, etc.
- An article in a magazine, newspaper, etc.
- An action or its result.A piece of nonsense, business, etc.
- A small firearm, as a pistol or rifle.
- A coin or token.A fifty-cent piece.
- One of a set or class, as of silver, china, furniture, etc.
- A counter or man, as used in various games; specif., in chess, a chessman other than a pawn.
To piece a pair of trousers.
These clues allowed us to piece together the solution to the mystery.
To piece a garment.
An example of piece is to sew quilt squares together.
A ten-cent piece.
Piece a dress.
He pieced together the vase. She pieced together an account of what had gone on during the stormy meeting.
I got a piece at lunchtime.
Ugh, my new computer is such a piece. I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow.
- 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.
- A share of an activity or of profits:.
- A remarkable person, achievement, or product:.
- To break into pieces; fall apart.
- To lose all self-control, morally or emotionally.
- Of the same sort; alike; consistent (with).
- To join the pieces of, as in mending.
- To vent one's views or opinions.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of piece
- Middle English pece from Old French from Vulgar Latin pettia probably of Celtic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition