- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR piece
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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
Example sentences from the Web for piece
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.
“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 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
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