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piece

 
Noun piece has 13 senses
  1. piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
    --1 is a kind of
    part, portion
    --1 has particulars:
     piece of cloth, piece of material; piece of leather; scrap; shard, sherd, fragment; snip, snippet, snipping
    Derived forms: verb piece5, verb piece2, verb piece1
  2. piece - an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
    --2 is a kind of
    item
  3. part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
    --3 is a kind of thing
    --3 is a part of unit, building block
    --3 has particulars:
     body part; corpus; acicula; base; corner; craton; cutting; fragment; hunk, lump; nub, stub; segment; slice; strip; world
  4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
    --4 is a kind of music
    --4 has parts: finale, coda
    --4 has particulars:
     morceau; sheet music; musical arrangement, arrangement; realization, realisation; intermezzo; solo; duet, duette, duo; trio; quartet, quartette; quintet, quintette; sextet, sextette, sestet; septet, septette; octet, octette; bagatelle; divertimento, serenade; canon; etude; pastorale, pastoral, idyll; toccata; fantasia; passage, musical passage; allegro; movement; largo; larghetto; suite; symphonic poem, tone poem; medley, potpourri, pastiche; nocturne; adagio; song; study; capriccio; motet; program music, programme music
  5. piece, bit - an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
    --5 is a kind of case, instance, example
  6. piece - an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
    --6 is a kind of
    creation
    --6 has particulars: article; morceau; afterpiece; fragment; hiatus
  7. firearm, piece, small-arm - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
    --7 is a kind of gun
    --7 has parts: firing pin; lock; sight
    --7 has particulars:
     autoloader, self-loader; machine gun; muzzle loader; pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron; repeating firearm, repeater; rifle; riot gun; shotgun, scattergun; twenty-two, .22
  8. piece, slice - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
    --8 is a kind of helping, portion, serving
    --8 has particulars:
     cutlet, scallop, scollop, escallop; fillet, filet, fish fillet, fish filet
    Derived form: verb piece4
  9. piece - a distance; "it is down the road a piece"
    --9 is a kind of
    distance
  10. objet d'art, art object, piece - a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
    --10 is a kind of work of art
    --10 has particulars: virtu
  11. while, piece, spell, patch - a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
    --11 is a kind of time
    --11 has particulars: cold spell, cold snap; hot spell; snap
  12. slice, piece - a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
    --12 is a kind of share, portion, part, percentage
  13. man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
    --13 is a kind of game equipment
    --13 has particulars: black; checker; chessman, chess piece; white
Verb piece has 5 senses
  1. patch, piece - to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
    --1 is one way to join, conjoin
    Derived form: noun piece1
    Sample sentence:
    They piece the cape
  2. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together - make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
    --2 is a kind of join, bring together; make, create
    Derived form: noun piece1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. piece - join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
    --3 is one way to
    splice
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. nibble, pick, piece - eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
    --4 is one way to eat
    Derived form: noun piece8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. piece, patch - repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
    --5 is one way to repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
    Derived form: noun piece1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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