pye

[ pahy ]
/ paɪ /

noun Ecclesiastical.

Origin of pye

First recorded in 1530–40

Definition for pye (2 of 2)

pie4

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.

Origin of pie

4
1470–80; translation of Latin pīca pie2; the allusion is obscure; cf. pica1
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British Dictionary definitions for pye (1 of 7)

pye
/ (paɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of pie 5

British Dictionary definitions for pye (2 of 7)

pie1
/ (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
  1. to have an interest in or take part in some activity
  2. 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 pye (3 of 7)

pie2
/ (paɪ) /

noun

an archaic or dialect name for magpie

Word Origin for pie

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

British Dictionary definitions for pye (4 of 7)

pie3
/ (paɪ) /

noun, verb

printing a variant spelling of pi 2

British Dictionary definitions for pye (5 of 7)

pie4
/ (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 pye (6 of 7)

pie5

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 pye (7 of 7)

pie6
/ (paɪ) /

adjective

be pie on NZ informal to be keen on

Word Origin for pie

from Māori pai ana
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Idioms and Phrases with pye

pie

In addition to the idiom beginning with pie

  • pie in the sky

also see:

  • apple-pie order
  • easy as pie
  • eat crow (humble pie)
  • finger in the pie
  • slice of the pie
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