Definitions for piece

Definitions for (noun) piece

Main entry: small-arm, firearm, piece

Definition: a portable gun

Usage: he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster

Main entry: man, piece

Definition: game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

Usage: he taught me to set up the men on the chess board; he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Main entry: objet d'art, piece, art object

Definition: a work of art of some artistic value

Usage: this store sells only objets d'art; it is not known who created this piece

Main entry: piece

Definition: a separate part of a whole

Usage: an important piece of the evidence

Main entry: piece

Definition: an item that is an instance of some type

Usage: he designed a new piece of equipment; she bought a lovely piece of china;

Main entry: piece

Definition: a distance

Usage: it is down the road a piece

Main entry: piece

Definition: an artistic or literary composition

Usage: he wrote an interesting piece on Iran; the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests

Main entry: piece, piece of music, opus, musical composition, composition

Definition: a musical work that has been created

Usage: the composition is written in four movements

Main entry: bit, piece

Definition: an instance of some kind

Usage: it was a nice piece of work; he had a bit of good luck

Main entry: piece, slice

Definition: a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

Usage: a piece of pie; a slice of bread

Main entry: part, piece

Definition: a portion of a natural object

Usage: they analyzed the river into three parts; he needed a piece of granite

Main entry: slice, piece

Definition: a share of something

Usage: a slice of the company's revenue

Main entry: while, patch, piece, spell

Definition: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

Usage: he was here for a little while; I need to rest for a piece; a spell of good weather; a patch of bad weather

Definitions for (verb) piece

Main entry: patch, piece

Definition: repair by adding pieces

Usage: She pieced the china cup

Main entry: pick, piece, nibble

Definition: eat intermittently; take small bites of

Usage: He pieced at the sandwich all morning; She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Main entry: piece

Definition: join during spinning

Usage: piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings

Main entry: piece, patch

Definition: to join or unite the pieces of

Usage: patch the skirt

Main entry: set up, assemble, tack, tack together, put together, piece

Definition: create by putting components or members together

Usage: She pieced a quilt; He tacked together some verses; They set up a committee

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