Definition of "piece" []

  • A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string. (noun)
  • A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of cake. (noun)
  • An object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture. (noun)
  • An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition: "They are lively and well-plotted pieces, both in prose” ( Tucker Brooke). (noun)
  • An instance; a specimen: a piece of sheer folly. (noun)
  • An amount or portion forming a separate mass or structure; bit (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small part, item, or amount forming part of a whole, esp when broken off or separated (noun)
  • A length by which a commodity is sold, esp cloth, wallpaper, etc (noun)
  • An instance or occurrence (noun)
  • A girl or woman regarded as an object of sexual attraction (noun)
  • An example or specimen of a style or type, such as an article of furniture (noun)
  • An opinion or point of view (noun)
  • A literary, musical, or artistic composition (noun)
  • A coin having a value as specified (noun)
  • A small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp board games (noun)
  • A firearm or cannon (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Any chessman other than a pawn (noun)
  • A short time or distance (noun)
  • A slice of bread or a sandwich (noun)
  • A packed lunch taken to work, school, etc (noun)
  • Fragments of fleece wool (noun)
  • To fit or assemble piece by piece (verb)
  • To patch or make up (a garment) by adding pieces (verb)
  • To join (broken threads) during spinning (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "piece" in a sentence
  • "The seven shorts included all have winter and holiday themes, naturally, including the title piece and "Bitzer's New Hat," "Snowed In" and the like."
  • "The main piece is a large rectangular cardboard box, which fits nicely between the patio steps and the unused western gate."
  • "In the title piece of Steven Millhauser's collection of new and selected stories, "We Others" Knopf, 387 pages, $27.95 , the "we" refers to phantoms who infiltrate picket-fenced suburbia—becoming "the companions of lawn mowers in toolsheds, of gas grills beside tarp-covered woodpiles"—and who try in vain to join the lives of the people who live there."