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Meaning & Definition of Piece in English

English

Piece

/pis/

noun

1. A separate part of a whole

  • "An important piece of the evidence"
    synonym:
  • piece

2. An item that is an instance of some type

  • "He designed a new piece of equipment"
  • "She bought a lovely piece of china"
    synonym:
  • piece

3. A portion of a natural object

  • "They analyzed the river into three parts"
  • "He needed a piece of granite"
    synonym:
  • part
  • ,
  • piece

4. A musical work that has been created

  • "The composition is written in four movements"
    synonym:
  • musical composition
  • ,
  • opus
  • ,
  • composition
  • ,
  • piece
  • ,
  • piece of music

5. An instance of some kind

  • "It was a nice piece of work"
  • "He had a bit of good luck"
    synonym:
  • piece
  • ,
  • bit

6. An artistic or literary composition

  • "He wrote an interesting piece on iran"
  • "The children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
    synonym:
  • piece

7. A portable gun

  • "He wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
    synonym:
  • firearm
  • ,
  • piece
  • ,
  • small-arm

8. A serving that has been cut from a larger portion

  • "A piece of pie"
  • "A slice of bread"
    synonym:
  • piece
  • ,
  • slice

9. A distance

  • "It is down the road a piece"
    synonym:
  • piece

10. A work of art of some artistic value

  • "This store sells only objets d'art"
  • "It is not known who created this piece"
    synonym:
  • objet d'art
  • ,
  • art object
  • ,
  • piece

11. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

  • "He was here for a little while"
  • "I need to rest for a piece"
  • "A spell of good weather"
  • "A patch of bad weather"
    synonym:
  • while
  • ,
  • piece
  • ,
  • spell
  • ,
  • patch

12. A share of something

  • "A slice of the company's revenue"
    synonym:
  • slice
  • ,
  • piece

13. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

  • "He taught me to set up the men on the chess board"
  • "He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
    synonym:
  • man
  • ,
  • piece

verb

1. To join or unite the pieces of

  • "Patch the skirt"
    synonym:
  • patch
  • ,
  • piece

2. Create by putting components or members together

  • "She pieced a quilt"
  • "He tacked together some verses"
  • "They set up a committee"
    synonym:
  • assemble
  • ,
  • piece
  • ,
  • put together
  • ,
  • set up
  • ,
  • tack
  • ,
  • tack together

3. Join during spinning

  • "Piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
    synonym:
  • piece

4. Eat intermittently

  • Take small bites of
  • "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"
  • "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
    synonym:
  • nibble
  • ,
  • pick
  • ,
  • piece

5. Repair by adding pieces

  • "She pieced the china cup"
    synonym:
  • piece
  • ,
  • patch

Examples of using

Give me that piece of paper, and I will inspect it!
It is a sneaking piece of cowardice for Authors to put feigned names to their works, as if like Bastards of their Brain they were afraid to own them.
I want a piece of chocolate cake.