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  Definition of piece
  1. a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
  2. 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"
  3. a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d''art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
  4. a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
  5. an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
  6. a distance; "it is down the road a piece"
  7. an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
  8. a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
  9. an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
  10. a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
  11. a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
  12. a share of something; "a slice of the company''s revenue"
  13. 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"
  14. repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
  15. eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
  16. join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
  17. to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
  18. make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
Similar Words: firearm, small-arm, man, objet d'art, art object, musical composition, opus, composition, piece of music, bit, slice, part, while, spell, patch, nibble, pick, assemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together


Hyponyms: autoloader, self-loader, machine gun, muzzle loader, pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron, repeating firearm, repeater, rifle, riot gun, shotgun, scattergun, twenty-two, .22, black, checker, chessman, chess piece, white, virtu, piece of cloth, piece of material, piece of leather, scrap, shard, sherd, fragment, snip, snippet, snipping, article, morceau, afterpiece, hiatus, 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, cutlet, scallop, scollop, escallop, fillet, filet, fish fillet, fish filet, body part, corpus, acicula, base, corner, craton, cutting, hunk, lump, nub, stub, segment, slice, strip, world, cold spell, cold snap, hot spell, snap, vamp, vamp up, confect, confection, comfit, jumble, confuse, mix up, reassemble, configure, compound, rig up


Part Meronyms: unit, building block


Derivational Morphology: patch, assemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together, compose, write, slice, slice up, nibble, pick, nybble, nibbler, mend, darn, patching, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, hookup


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: stuk  
Finnish: pala   French: morceau  
German: Stück   Greek: κομμάτι  
Hungarian: darab   Italian: pezzo  
Japanese: 一切れ   Korean: 한조각  
Kurdish: پارچه‌   Portuguese: peça  
Russian: кусок   Serbian: parče  
Slovene: kos   Spanish: pieza  
Swahili: kipande   Swedish: stycke  
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