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    piece - Dictionary definition and meaning for word piece

    Definition
    (noun) a separate part of a whole
    Example Sentence
    • an important piece of the evidence
    Definition
    (noun) an item that is an instance of some type
    Example Sentence
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china
    Definition
    (noun) a portion of a natural object
    Synonyms : part
    Example Sentence
    • they analyzed the river into three parts
    • he needed a piece of granite
    Definition
    (noun) a musical work that has been created
    Example Sentence
    • the composition is written in four movements
    Definition
    (noun) an instance of some kind
    Synonyms : bit
    Example Sentence
    • it was a nice piece of work
    • he had a bit of good luck
    Definition
    (noun) an artistic or literary composition
    Example Sentence
    • he wrote an interesting piece on Iran
    • the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests
    Definition
    (noun) a portable gun
    Synonyms : firearm , small-arm
    Example Sentence
    • he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster
    Definition
    (noun) a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    Synonyms : slice
    Example Sentence
    • a piece of pie
    • a slice of bread
    Definition
    (noun) a distance
    Example Sentence
    • it is down the road a piece
    Definition
    (noun) a work of art of some artistic value
    Synonyms : art object , objet d'art
    Example Sentence
    • this store sells only objets d'art
    • it is not known who created this piece
    Definition
    (noun) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    Synonyms : patch , spell , while
    Example Sentence
    • he was here for a little while
    • I need to rest for a piece
    • a spell of good weather
    • a patch of bad weather
    Definition
    (noun) a share of something
    Synonyms : slice
    Example Sentence
    • a slice of the company's revenue
    Definition
    (noun) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
    Synonyms : man
    Example Sentence
    • he taught me to set up the men on the chess board
    • he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage
    Definition
    (verb) to join or unite the pieces of
    Synonyms : patch
    Example Sentence
    • patch the skirt
    Definition
    (verb) create by putting components or members together
    Example Sentence
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
    Definition
    (verb) join during spinning
    Example Sentence
    • piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings
    Definition
    (verb) eat intermittently; take small bites of
    Synonyms : nibble , pick
    Example Sentence
    • He pieced at the sandwich all morning
    • She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles
    Definition
    (verb) repair by adding pieces
    Synonyms : patch
    Example Sentence
    • She pieced the china cup
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