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piece

piece

 
 
pronunciation:
pis
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
go to pieces, of a piece, a piece of the action
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a section or part separated from the whole.
a piece of the smashed headlighta piece of pie
synonyms:
fragment, part, portion, section, segment
similar words:
bit, cantle, chunk, component, constituent, detachment, division, element, fraction, hunk, length, nub, parcel, rag, sector, slab, subdivision
definition 2: an individual item that belongs to a class of such items.
a piece of silverware
synonyms:
item
similar words:
component, constituent, element, member, part, specimen, unit
definition 3: a creative work by an artist, writer, or composer.
synonyms:
oeuvre, opus, undertaking, work
similar words:
brainchild, chef-d'oeuvre, composition, creation, effort, lucubration, magnum opus, masterpiece, masterwork, music, production, story
definition 4: a coin.
a five-cent piece
synonyms:
coin, specie
similar words:
change, coinage, copper, doubloon, escudo, gold, mintage, peso, piaster, piece of eight, silver
definition 5: one of the small objects used in playing board games such as chess; counter.
similar words:
counter, man
definition 6: (usu. offensive) a person considered as a sex partner.
synonyms:
fuck, lay, screw
similar words:
partner
definition 7: (slang) a firearm.
synonyms:
firearm, handgun, heater, pistol, rod
similar words:
derringer, gun, repeater, revolver, side arms, six-shooter, zip gun
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phrase: go to pieces
phrase: of a piece
phrase: a piece of the action
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pieced, pieces, piecing
definition 1: to extend or complete with additional material (often fol. by out).
She pieced out the plot by adding new characters.
synonyms:
add to, augment, complete, enlarge, expand, extend, supplement
similar words:
complement, enhance
definition 2: to connect in order to mend or create a coherent whole; assemble (often fol. by together).
We barely pieced together enough food for the picnic.
synonyms:
assemble, connect, join, unite
similar words:
affix, attach, combine, compose, fasten, fit, relate
definition 3: to mend or make (a garment) by adding a piece or joining two sections together.
synonyms:
seam, sew, stitch
similar words:
baste, hem, mend, tuck
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Are you looking for the word peace (freedom from war)? Piece and peace sound alike but have different meanings.
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