- one of the figures, disks, blocks, or the like, of wood, plastic, ivory, or other material, used in playing a board game.
- (in chess) a king, queen, bishop, knight, or rook; a superior man or figure, as distinguished from a pawn: One of the opening principles in chess is piece development.
- a rifle, pistol, or other small firearm.
- a cannon or other unit of ordnance: Each field piece was drawn by six horses.
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a person, usually a woman, considered as a sexual partner.
- sexual intercourse: He's always looking for piece of ass.
OTHER WORDS FOR piece
OPPOSITES FOR piece
Idioms about piece
- to break into fragments.
- to lose control of oneself; become emotionally or physically upset: When he flunked out of medical school he went to pieces.
Origin of piece
synonym study for piece
usage note for piece
historical usage of piece
The American colloquialism wanna get a piece of me? (a challenge to a fight) dates back to 1953; piece in the derogatory sense “girl or woman (regarded as a sex object)” dates back to the 16th century; piece of ass to 1857; and (nasty) piece of work dates from the 18th century.
OTHER WORDS FROM piecemul·ti·piece, adjectiveun·pieced, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH piecepeace, piece
How to use piece in a sentence
WinWerks would build an additional set of treatment facilities on an underused piece of property right next to the South Bay plant.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Hubert apologized for “blasting” Smith “to pieces” in the press.‘I lost everything’: Janet Hubert confronts Will Smith about their falling out in the ‘Fresh Prince’ reunion|Helena Andrews-Dyer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The pieces should average four vertices and four sides, averaging to a rectangle.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Of course, the Timberwolves could also try to auction the pick to add veteran pieces that might boost them closer to the West’s playoff chase more quickly.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
So, even if I had no idea what this thing was yesterday, today, if a bunch of human reviewers find it, we can then go amplify their work sort of across the network and implement that proactively anytime new pieces of information.EmTech Stage: Facebook’s CTO on misinformation|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He started piecing together these bones and showing me how they were hollow inside, just like a bird.‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 20: Film Memories With Ariana Richards|Anna Klassen|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In these methods there is needed no reconstruction of previous images, no piecing together of a number of fragments.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Eating between meals is deplored and is referred to as "piecing."Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
And try as I will, I cannot succeed in piecing it completely together.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
For a little he lay wondering where he was, piecing together his impressions and trying to bridge the intervening gaps.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb
He was piecing together the puzzle which Thornton Lyne had made so much more simple.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for piece
- a firearm or cannon
- (in combination)fowling-piece
- a slice of bread or a sandwich
- a packed lunch taken to work, school, etc
- (of a person) to lose control of oneself; have a breakdown
- (of a building, organization, etc) to disintegrate
Word Origin for piece
Other Idioms and Phrases with piece
In addition to the idioms beginning with piece
- piece by piece
- piece of ass
- piece of cake
- piece of change
- piece of one's mind
- piece of the action
- piece together
- all in one piece
- conversation piece
- go to pieces
- museum piece
- of a piece
- pick apart (to pieces)
- pick up the pieces
- puff piece
- say one's piece
- think piece
- thrill to pieces
- to pieces
- villain of the piece