n. v. pieced, piec•ing
1) a limited portion or quantity of something:
a piece of land[/ex]
2) a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body:
a piece of lumber[/ex]
3) a portion or quantity of a whole:
a piece of pie[/ex]
4) tex a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market:
cloth sold by the piece[/ex]
5) an amount of work forming a single job:
to be paid by the piece[/ex]
6) an example of artistic creativity or workmanship, as a painting or a musical or literary composition
7) chs
a) one of the figures, disks, or the like, used in playing a board game
b) (in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn
8) an individual thing of a particular class or set:
a piece of furniture[/ex]
9) an example, specimen, or instance of something:
a fine piece of work[/ex]
10) a part, fragment, or shred:
to tear a letter into pieces[/ex]
11) one's opinion or thoughts on a subject
12) mil
a) a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc
b) a cannon or other unit of ordnance:
field piece[/ex]
13) a coin:
a five-cent piece[/ex]
14) dial. Midland and Southern U.S. a distance:
down the road a piece[/ex]
15) off dial. Also called piece′ of ass′. vulgar sl.
b) usu. off. a person considered as a partner in coitus
16) to mend by adding a piece or pieces; patch
17) to complete or extend by an added piece or something additional (often fol. by out):
to piece out a library with new books[/ex]
18) to make by or as if by joining pieces (often fol. by together):
to piece together a musical program[/ex]
19) to join together, as pieces or parts
20) to join as a piece or addition to something:
to piece new wire into the cable[/ex]
21) to assemble into a meaningful whole by combining available facts, information, etc
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME pece < OF < Gaulish *pettia; akin to Breton pez piece, Welsh, Cornish peth thing piec′er, n. usage: Definitions21aand21bare vulgar slang. Definition21bis usually perceived as insulting.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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