1 a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
2 an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
3 a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite" [syn: part]
4 a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements" [syn: musical composition, opus, composition, piece of music]
5 an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck" [syn: 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"
8 a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread" [syn: slice]
9 a distance; "it is down the road a 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" [syn: objet d'art, art object]
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" [syn: while, spell, patch]
12 a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue" [syn: slice]
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" [syn: man]
1 to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt" [syn: patch]
2 make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses" [syn: assemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together] [ant: disassemble]
3 join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
4 eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles" [syn: nibble, pick]
5 repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup" [syn: patch]
- A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.
- A single item belonging to a class of similar items: as, for example, a piece of machinery, a piece of software.
- In the context of "slang|UK": (plural) sandwiches, packed lunch.
- In the context of "slang|US": A sexual encounter.
- I got a piece at lunchtime.
- In the context of "slang|US": A gun.
- He's packin' a piece!
- In the context of "slang|US}} A cannabis pipe.
A Piece may be:
Pieces may refer to:
- Pieces (Band), The band consisting of Buckethead and Brain
- Pieces (Fool's Garden song), a song by German pop band Fool's Garden
- Pieces (song), a song by Sum 41
- Pieces (film), a cult horror film from 1982
- Pieces (video game), a Super Nintendo game.
piece in German: Stück
piece in Spanish: Pieza
piece in French: Pièce
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