- one of the figures, disks, blocks, or the like, of wood, ivory, or other material, used in playing, as on a board or table.
- (in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn: to take a rook, a bishop, and other pieces.
- a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc.
- a cannon or other unit of ordnance: field piece.
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a person, usually a woman, considered as a sexual partner: He finally got himself a piece of ass.
- sexual intercourse: He's always looking for piece of ass.
verb (used with object), pieced, piec·ing.
verb (used without object), pieced, piec·ing.
Idioms for 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
Words nearby piece
Example sentences from the Web for piecing
“That explains those peculiar circular marks in the sand,” Dan went on piecing the story together.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
And behold, the result was a fine upholsterer's tapestry of wool, with a silken stripe, and not a piecing to be seen!The Little Grey House|Marion Ames Taggart
Little by little, Constans succeeded in piecing together the puzzle, for puzzle indeed it was.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
Thus they stood, gazing, forging the past, piecing links together in a chain of recollection.Fast as the Wind|Nat Gould
It has not been built by human processes of piecing together, but has developed itself like a living creature.The Intellectual Life|=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
British Dictionary definitions for piecing
- 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
Idioms and Phrases with piecing
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