# pies

[ pahyz ]

/ paɪz /

### noun

## Words nearby pies

## Definition for pies (2 of 8)

pi

^{1}[ pahy ]

/ paɪ /

### noun, plural pis.

the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet (II, π).

the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Mathematics.

- the letter π, used as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
- the ratio itself: 3.141592+.

## Origin of pi

^{1}

1835–45; < Greek pî, peî; used in mathematics to represent Greek periphérion periphery

## Definition for pies (3 of 8)

pie

^{1}[ pahy ]

/ paɪ /

### noun

a baked food having a filling of fruit, meat, pudding, etc., prepared in a pastry-lined pan or dish and often topped with a pastry crust: apple pie; meat pie.

a layer cake with a filling of custard, cream jelly, or the like: chocolate cream pie.

a total or whole that can be divided: They want a bigger part of the profit pie.

an activity or affair: He has his finger in the political pie too.

## Origin of pie

^{1}

1275–1325; Middle English, of obscure origin

## OTHER WORDS FROM pie

pie·like, adjective## Definition for pies (4 of 8)

pi

^{2}### or pie

[ pahy ]

/ paɪ /

### noun, plural pies.

printing types mixed together indiscriminately.

any confused mixture; jumble.

### verb (used with object), pied, pi·ing.

to reduce (printing types) to a state of confusion.

to jumble.

## Origin of pi

^{2}

First recorded in 1650–60; origin uncertain

## Definition for pies (5 of 8)

## Origin of pie

^{2}

1200–50; Middle English < Old French < Latin pīca, akin to pīcus woodpecker

## Definition for pies (6 of 8)

## Definition for pies (7 of 8)

pie

^{4}### or pye

[ pahy ]

/ paɪ /

### noun

(in England before the Reformation) a book of ecclesiastical rules for finding the particulars of the service for the day.

## Definition for pies (8 of 8)

pie

^{5}[ pahy ]

/ paɪ /

### noun

a former bronze coin of India, the 12th part of an anna.

## Origin of pie

^{5}

First recorded in 1855–60, pie is from the Marathi word pā'ī literally, a fourth

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## Examples from the Web for pies

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (1 of 10)

PI

### abbreviation for

Philippine Islands

private investigator

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (2 of 10)

pi

^{1}/ (paɪ) /

### noun plural pis

the 16th letter in the Greek alphabet (Π, π), a consonant, transliterated as p

maths a transcendental number, fundamental to mathematics, that is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Approximate value: 3.141 592…; symbol: π

## Word Origin for pi

C18 (mathematical use): representing the first letter of Greek periphereia periphery

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (3 of 10)

pi

^{2}### pie

/ (paɪ) /

### noun plural pies

a jumbled pile of printer's type

a jumbled mixture

### verb pies, piing, pied, pies, pieing or pied (tr)

to spill and mix (set type) indiscriminately

to mix up

## Word Origin for pi

C17: of uncertain origin

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (4 of 10)

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (5 of 10)

pie

^{1}/ (paɪ) /

### noun

a baked food consisting of a sweet or savoury filling in a pastry-lined dish, often covered with a pastry crust

have a finger in the pie

- to have an interest in or take part in some activity
- to meddle or interfere

pie in the sky illusory hope or promise of some future good; false optimism

## Word Origin for pie

C14: of obscure origin

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (6 of 10)

## Word Origin for pie

C13: via Old French from Latin pīca magpie; related to Latin pīcus woodpecker

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (7 of 10)

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (8 of 10)

pie

^{4}/ (paɪ) /

### noun

a very small former Indian coin worth one third of a pice

## Word Origin for pie

C19: from Hindi pā'ī, from Sanskrit pādikā a fourth

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (9 of 10)

pie

^{5}### pye

/ (paɪ) /

### noun

history a book for finding the Church service for any particular day

## Word Origin for pie

C15: from Medieval Latin pica almanac; see pica 1

## British Dictionary definitions for pies (10 of 10)

pie

^{6}/ (paɪ) /

### adjective

be pie on NZ informal to be keen on

## Word Origin for pie

from Māori pai ana

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## Medical definitions for pies (1 of 2)

pi

[ pī ]

### n. pl. pis

The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.

## Medical definitions for pies (2 of 2)

pI

[ pē′ī′ ]

### n.

The pH value for the isoelectric point of a given substance in solution.

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## Scientific definitions for pies

pi

[ pī ]

An irrational number that has a numerical value of 3.14159265358979… and is represented by the symbol π. It expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears in many mathematical expressions.

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## Cultural definitions for pies

pi

[ (peye) ]

The irrational number obtained by dividing the length of the diameter of a circle into its circumference. Pi is approximately 3.1416. The sign for pi is π.

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## Idioms and Phrases with pies

pie

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