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Noun: piece  pees
  1. A separate part of a whole
    "an important piece of the evidence"
  2. An item that is an instance of some type
    "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
    - part
  3. A portion of a natural object
    "he needed a piece of granite";
    - part
  4. A musical work that has been created
    "the piece is written in four movements";
    - musical composition, opus, composition, piece of music
  5. An instance of some kind
    "it was a nice piece of work";
    - bit
  6. An artistic or literary composition
    "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
  7. A portable gun
    "he wore his piece in a shoulder holster";
    - firearm, small-arm
  8. A serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    "a piece of pie";
    - slice
  9. A distance
    "it is down the road a piece"
  10. A work of art of some artistic value
    "it is not known who created this piece";
    - objet d'art, art object
  11. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    "I need to rest for a piece";
    - while, spell, patch
  12. A share of something
    "a piece of the company's revenue";
    - slice
  13. Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
    "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage";
    - man
Verb: piece  pees
  1. To join or unite the pieces of
    "piece the skirt";
    - patch
  2. Create by putting components or members together
    "She pieced a quilt";
    - assemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together
  3. Join during spinning
    "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
  4. Eat intermittently; take small bites of
    "He pieced at the sandwich all morning";
    - nibble, pick
  5. Repair by adding pieces
    "She pieced the china cup";
    - patch
Noun: pièce de résistance (pièces de résistance)  pee,es-du-ru,zee'stón(t)s
  1. The most important dish of a meal
  2. The outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
    - collector's item, showpiece

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Derived forms: piecing, pieces, pieced

See also: set

Type of: bushel [US], case, conjoin [formal], create, creation, curio, curiosity, dish, distance, doctor [informal], eat, example, fix, furbish up, game equipment, gun, helping, instance, item, join, make, mend, music, oddity, oddment, part, peculiarity, percentage, portion, rarity, repair, restore, serving, share, splice, thing, time, touch on, work of art

Part of: building block, unit

Encyclopedia: Piece, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

Pièce de résistance