Definition of "pierced" []

  • Cut through with a sharp instrument; perforated. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a body part that has been perforated for the purpose of attaching a piece of jewelry. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a piece of jewelry designed to be worn in a such a body part: a pierced earring. (adjective)
  • To form or cut (a hole) in (something) with or as if with a sharp instrument (verb)

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.

  • To thrust into or penetrate sharply or violently (verb)
  • To force (a way, route, etc) through (something) (verb)
  • (of light) to shine through or penetrate (darkness) (verb)
  • To discover or realize (something) suddenly or (of an idea) to become suddenly apparent (verb)
  • (of sounds or cries) to sound sharply through (the silence) (verb)
  • To move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc) deeply or sharply (verb)
  • To penetrate or be capable of penetrating (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pierced" in a sentence
  • "Tau_”: if it is pierced at the intersection of the limbs, and the entire central area be voided, it is said to be “_pierced quarterly_.”"
  • "The name pierced the core of his silence and shat'tered into echoes, each one a pledge of compassion."
  • "The mother's eyes met the husband's and pain pierced their hearts."