Meaning of PIECE in English

■ noun

1》 a portion of an object or of material produced by cutting, tearing, or breaking the whole.

2》 an item used in constructing something or forming part of a set; a component.

↘an instance or example: a crucial ~ of evidence.

3》 a musical or written work or artistic creation: a ~ of music.

4》 a figure or token used to make moves in a board game.

↘ Chess a king, queen, bishop, knight, or rook, as opposed to a pawn.

5》 a coin of specified value: a 10p ~.

6》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. a firearm.

7》 informal a woman.

8》 Scottish a sandwich or other item of food taken as a snack.

■ verb

1》 ( ~ something together ) assemble something from individual parts.

2》 ( ~ something out ) archaic extend something.

3》 archaic patch (something).


go to ~s become so nervous or upset that one is unable to function normally.

in one ~ unharmed or undamaged.

( all ) of a ~ entirely consistent.

~ by ~ in slow and small stages.

~ of water a small lake or pond.

~ of work informal a person of a specified kind, especially an unpleasant one.

say one's ~ give one's opinion or make a prepared statement.

tear (or pull ) someone/thing to ~s criticize someone or something harshly.


~r noun


ME: from OFr. ~ (cf. med. L. pecia , petium ), of obscure ultimate origin.

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