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Definition of Piece


  1. A fragment or part of anything separated from the whole, in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break in pieces.
  2. A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
  3. Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance
  4. A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.
  5. A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.
  6. A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.
  7. A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.
  8. An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
  9. One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
  10. A castle; a fortified building.
  11. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.
  12. To unite; to join; to combine.
  13. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
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Piece Translations

piece in Afrikaans is gedeelte, deel, stuk
piece in Danish is del, brud, brudstykke, stykke
piece in Dutch is fragment, brok
piece in Finnish is pala, osa
piece in Italian is porzione, pezzo
piece in Norwegian is del
piece in Portuguese is parte
piece in Spanish is parte, pedazo, pieza, porcion, tela