Definition of 'piece'


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1. Any one of the chess figures other than a pawn.

2. One of the counters or figures used in playing various board games.

3. An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition.

4. An object that is one member of a group or class.

5. Informal A given distance.

6. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole.

7. What one has to say about something; an opinion.

8. An instance; a specimen.

9. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion.

10. Slang A firearm, especially a rifle.

11. In fireworks, a piece, more or less elaborate, which is fastened to a standard, and when it is ignited, shows a design, such as a face, etc.

12. A relatively small portion in bulk or extent forming a part of the whole in which it is or was included; a part; bit; morsel: as, a piece of bread or of chalk; a piece of ground; a piece of history; a piece of one's mind.

13. In bookbinding, a tablet of leather which fills a panel on the back of a book.

14. A separate bit; a fragment: as, to fall to pieces; to break, tear, cut, or dash to pieces.

15. A coin: as, a piece of eight (see phrase below); a fourpenny piece.

16. In chess, checkers, etc., one of the men with which the game is played; specifically, in chess, one of the superior men, as distinguished from a pawn.

17. In brewing, a quantity of grain steeped and spread out at one time to make malt. Also called floor.

18. A lunch; a snack.

19. In entomology, any definitely hardened or chitinized part of the integument, especially of the abdomen, thorax, or head: technically called a sclerite.

20. In whaling, specifically, a section or chunk of blubber, more fully called blanket-piece (which see, below).

21. A distinct job or operation taken separately; the amount of work done or to be done at any one time: as, to work by the piece; to do piece-work.

22. A ship; a vessel.

23. A building; a castle.

24. A cup or drinking-vessel: also used indefinitely for a cask or barrel of wine, as the equivalent of the French pièce, which has different values in different parts of France.

25. A distinct artistic or literary production; a separate article, poem, drama, painting, statue, or other artistic or literary work: as, a piece of music; to speak a piece; a finely painted piece.

26. A definite and continuous quantity; a definite length, as of some textile fabric delivered by a manufacturer to the trade; a whole web of cloth or a whole roll of wall-paper: as, goods sold only by the piece; a whole piece of lace.

27. A specimen, instance, example, or sort: as, a piece of impudence; a piece of carelessness.

28. A plot of ground; a lot; a field; a clearing.

29. An individual; a person: now used only contemptuously, and commonly of women: as, she is a bold piece.

30. A small portion of time; a little while.

31. A separate article; a thing: as, a piece of plate.

32. A cannon or gun; a firearm: as, his piece was not loaded; a fowling-piece.

33. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.

34. To mend by adding pieces or a piece to.

35. To join or unite the pieces of.

36. (of a piece) Belonging to the same class or kind.

37. (piece by piece) In stages.

38. (piece of work) A remarkable person, achievement, or product.

39. (a piece of (one's) mind) Frank and severe criticism; censure.

40. Informal (piece of cake) Something very easy to do.

41. (piece of the action) A share of an activity or of profits.

42. (piece of ass) A person, especially a woman, considered sexually attractive.


1. If the piece is being sold by a lot of sellers all claiming the same thing.

2. The alternative is to buy a piece of land to build something.

3. Is the person of the artist always present in a piece of art?

4. Everything rides on this piece of equipment.

5. An early piece of legal work led to an important victory in court.

6. What was the impulse behind putting the two pieces together?

7. The proportion of international workers in a company is one of the pieces of information that companies may be asked to provide.

8. pieces are fitted together, all is not as it seems, danger lurks in unexpected places.

9. What a beautiful and contradictory piece of advice.

10. The battery is the most important and expensive piece of equipment used in the process.

11. So was my brother a piece of art?

12. Then two pieces that fit together on the back and front of your chest.

13. Understanding individual pieces of information does not insure memory of the pieces.

14. On a table beneath the open window was a gramophone playing a piece of music.

15. Tape the two pieces together and leave overnight.

16. Why would the former choose to write his piece mostly in the first person?

17. It is a vital piece of equipment.

18. Tear the soft parts into small pieces and place in a large bowl.

19. We hope historians will go and piece something together.

20. What very small fine pieces it has cooked into!

21. All bits and pieces were kept in place.

22. What was the best piece of advice you received?

23. You have got to know how to move your pieces around the board.

24. We are witness to a beautiful and absorbing piece of theatre.

25. Who would have thought that a piece of land would cause me such a headache?

26. Other mail art pieces are more topical.

27. Picture frames get a new lease of life when fitted with a piece of mirrored glass.

28. Like the first try it was a typical piece of individual brilliance.

29. Listen to a relaxation tape or play a favourite piece of music.

30. Individual pieces could sell for in excess of 125,000.

31. They hear one piece of music - maybe on an advert or the radio - and they go off in another direction.

32. The main piece is a large rectangular cardboard box, which fits nicely between the patio steps and the unused western gate.

33. In the title piece of Steven Millhauser's collection of new and selected stories, "We Others" Knopf, 387 pages, $27.95 , the "we" refers to phantoms who infiltrate picket-fenced suburbia—becoming "the companions of lawn mowers in toolsheds, of gas grills beside tarp-covered woodpiles"—and who try in vain to join the lives of the people who live there.

34. The seven shorts included all have winter and holiday themes, naturally, including the title piece and "Bitzer's New Hat," "Snowed In" and the like.

35. Nora Ephron worries about a failing memory in the title piece of "I Remember Nothing," her inviting new collection of essays.

36. The sumthin 'Nariani worked up for "ILLhaam" was the surprise aerial choreography of the title piece, shown in the video above I shot it from my seat; a professionally-produced video will be available by the holidays on DVD, which brought a Cirque du Soleil-like element of graceful movement to the precision movements of the dancers grounded on the stage.

37. I reminded myself that I had missed my regular writing session yesterday, and then I remembered something Joan Didion wrote in the preface to Slouching Towards Bethlehem about writing the title piece:

38. ‘In a second the whole sword was broken in pieces and Kashiro's attack continued.’

39. ‘Sections of main roads are completely broken to pieces.’

40. ‘Then she took out a lump of sandalwood from the wall cupboard, washed it, broke it in pieces, dissolved it in water and cleaned her face and arms with the paste.’

41. ‘In the busy commercial streets of the city you will find huge pumpkins broken to pieces and scattered on the road.’

42. ‘In the middle of the confusion, the thieves try to get away with the mirror, only to break it to pieces in their fight to have the first glance.’

43. ‘Break the chocolate in pieces and melt with the rum in a bowl over simmering water.’

44. ‘Oh well, at least her mom didn't have to worry about cutting the pizza, it was broken in pieces already.’

45. ‘She picks up a glass vase and flings it on the ground, breaking it to pieces.’

46. ‘Gradually it starts to be crushed in one direction and then stretched in another until it is broken to pieces.’

47. ‘The gold chain was retrieved and returned to the owner, albeit in pieces and with a portion missing following the scuffle.’

48. ‘Her bed with torn to pieces with cloth and portions of her blanket lying all over the floor.’

49. ‘Near the bottom is a chunk that originally was a piece of soundproofing material.’

50. ‘The girls made the discovery after spotting a piece of red material sticking out of the ground in the park's wooded area.’

51. ‘A police spokesman said that the man was scrabbling across the slope when a piece of rock broke away.’

52. ‘Men broke into the mill and smashed them to pieces.’

53. ‘She saw a piece of it break off and a gout of flame shoot into the air.’

54. ‘Avie looked down at her tray and started to break off a piece of her cookie.’

55. ‘I glued all three pieces in place with epoxy.’

56. ‘Scarlet sighed as she put a small piece of pumpkin pie in her mouth.’

57. ‘With that, my mother knife and cut a small piece of the pie.’

58. ‘The scribble is constructed from 229 separate pieces of steel, weighs 25 tonnes and has 72 twists.’

59. ‘All of the pieces are cast or constructed in nonferrous metals, so that they resonate musically.’

60. ‘Sometimes pieces of the construct will be inserted as well as, or instead of, the full construct.’

61. ‘The kit contains hundreds of miniature pieces of the popular construction toy that comprises a building system of rods and connectors.’

62. ‘In my day we only had the simplest of Lego pieces - just square blocks.’

63. ‘Silversmith Biggs was responsible for the basic design and construction of the piece.’

64. ‘The pieces of the iron construction crashed down into the water.’

65. ‘He suggested that the regulations previously construed could be said to apply to particular pieces of machinery of an unduly hazardous nature.’

66. ‘Even so, you could recycle those items into scrap pieces to make parts for another robot.’

67. ‘After that, you start sanding other people's work and start to help put pieces of furniture together.’

68. ‘By combining the good pieces and assembling them into a somewhat complete firearm, it can now be sold as a functioning weapon.’

69. ‘If you wonder if you can replace the clutch yourself, you should first consider how much knowledge you have regarding how to do it and the car pieces involved.’

70. ‘For all customers who want to coat boat pieces and other non-car pieces, or car pieces which don't appear on our price list, we have tried to give you enough information below to estimate what your piece(s) would cost.’

71. ‘Construction pieces from every set can be combined in an infinite number of ways, which contributes to excitement and adventure.’

72. ‘The laser device is used to monitor the correct alignment of mechanical pieces over a distance up to 10 m.’

73. ‘We treat house plants like a piece of the furniture that fills the same space in a room all year round.’

74. ‘The group consists of 32 dancers, eight singers and a 13 - piece band.’

75. ‘Five female vocalists belted out soul classics backed by a 14 - piece band.’

76. ‘A four piece jazz band was assembled in the corner, playing for the customers.’

77. ‘When searching for a suitable piece as an investment, the condition of an antique piece is very important.’

78. ‘While a lot of the most valuable Shaker pieces are now antiques, the newer pieces, which are in the Shaker style, are extremely popular.’

79. ‘I have got some soundtracks that have huge orchestras, 80 - piece orchestras.’

80. ‘She left her job to pursue that dream and had even purchased a small piece of property to start the business in.’

81. ‘I stubbed one of my toes on a piece of furniture last night.’

82. ‘It's believed she was injured by a large blunt object, possibly a piece of furniture.’

83. ‘The £500 prize will be used to buy a piece of reproduction medieval furniture.’

84. ‘In short, there are hundreds of variations you can use when finishing a piece of furniture.’

85. ‘A piece of furniture, probably an old rotted sofa was covered with a white sheet.’

86. ‘He would then get up, grab at a piece of furniture, and throw it about the room.’

87. ‘Plain vinyls and some fabrics can reverse their direction when being put on a piece of furniture.’

88. ‘This observation may be used to help determine whether a piece of furniture has been rebuilt, using new wood.’

89. ‘Among the museum's acquisitions, he discovered a piece of furniture that he had made 40 years before.’

90. ‘Those who are a dab hand with the paintbrush can update a piece of wooden furniture, such as a chair or side table, with jet-black gloss.’

91. ‘Occasionally a client will have a specific project or a piece of furniture that he wants to make.’

92. ‘If you have room, consider adding a piece of outdoor furniture like a wicker chair or table.’

93. ‘When you buy a share of stock, you purchase a piece of the company. You become part owner of the company.’

94. ‘Unlike buying equity, investors do not own a piece of the company or government entity.’

95. ‘You can now give the gift of share ownership to a fan of The Walt Disney Company so they can own a piece of the company.’

96. ‘When you own shares of a company's stock, you own a piece of the company, sharing in its successes or failures along the way.’

97. ‘The idea behind the executive share option is that incentivised executives will work harder if they can see themselves owning a piece of the company they work for.’

98. ‘We're not trying to just write songs, we're trying to write musical pieces.’

99. ‘His close friendships with women produced some of the best-known pieces of music ever written by any composer; but they did not secure him a wife.’

100. ‘A child prodigy, he wrote his first piece of music at the age of five and completed his first symphony at the age of eight.’

101. ‘He wrote and arranged many pieces of liturgical music, and set up several computer programs.’

102. ‘Has anyone ever heard a beautiful piece of music played on a recorder?’

103. ‘The program consisted of a wide range of varying pieces, including songs written by each of the performers.’

104. ‘There is currently an open invitation for composers to write pieces for the bells.’

105. ‘They are both very beautiful pieces, both musically and lyrically, and her voice is just gorgeous.’

106. ‘Students write about narrative pieces and give a title to their artwork.’

107. ‘She composed at least eight pieces, written for a variety of voices, instruments, and genres.’

108. ‘Never has such a beautiful piece of music been played on the electric guitar.’

109. ‘Many of the pieces are beautifully written and personal.’

110. ‘Next, I shared how Beethoven's music was much more emotional and how he often wrote pieces in a minor key.’

111. ‘I might even offer the theory that it is the most perfect piece of music ever written.’

112. ‘As a composer, he wrote several pieces for the oboe family, which I am delighted to publish.’

113. ‘Soon afterwards he was writing his own pieces, and at seven he became only the second child under the age of 10 ever to be accepted by the Vienna Conservatoire.’

114. ‘Ideas and written pieces can be published online and vetted by readers before going to print, blogging helps the journalism process.’

115. ‘Each fellow will write several pieces while in residence, which will each be subjected to detailed criticism.’

116. ‘The piece conveys the sense of an urgent, fully focused formal sensibility at work.’

117. ‘Most, in fact, are relatively early pieces by composers who are now mid-career.’

118. ‘Changing the public mood would require three crucial pieces of evidence.’

119. ‘But the crucial piece of evidence would be a description of a possible attacker.’

120. ‘It also showed that a crucial piece of evidence was a baseball cap dropped by the murderer as he ran from the off licence.’

121. ‘The Government has certainly learnt a lot in the last 3 years, and those pieces of legislation are examples of what it has learnt.’

122. ‘A few examples of specific pieces of advice convey a sense of the value of Machiavelli's memo.’

123. ‘Could this crucial piece of evidence be the cause of this poor girl's suicide?’

124. ‘You make no reference to this event or these pieces of evidence in your second report, do you?’

125. ‘And so, basically that was one of the key pieces of evidence that investigators were trying to get a hold of here.’

126. ‘A number of pieces of evidence have come forward to strengthen that.’

127. ‘But given the circumstances, it is, I think, one of the stronger pieces of evidence.’

128. ‘DNA evidence is included in that, but there were other pieces of physical evidence that were left behind.’

129. ‘But under Scottish criminal law, two separate pieces of corroborating evidence are required to secure a conviction.’

130. ‘They've identified 120 different pieces of evidence that they have concerns with.’

131. ‘Let me briefly mention two other pieces of survey evidence that are difficult to square with the setpoint model.’

132. ‘There are 170 pieces of evidence against him proving he did this, two that they want retested.’

133. ‘It may be one of the few solid pieces of evidence that the prosecution has been able to put up-to-date.’

134. ‘In a post-mortem examination, the smallest pieces of evidence can be the most important in explaining the cause of death.’

135. ‘We question the value of this piece of advice in the otherwise useful protocol.’

136. ‘Is there any risk that the two euro coin will be mistaken for the Thai 10 baht piece, whose face value is eight times less?’

137. ‘They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.’

138. ‘Well, you have to admit it's slightly more plausible than upping the value of the penny piece to £1.’

139. ‘This guy thinks we should get rid of the dime and replace it with an 18 cent piece.’

140. ‘He spins on the proverbial sixpence/one euro piece but drags his shot wide.’

141. ‘Flowers range in size from a five cent piece to a compact disc in diameter.’

142. ‘The parsnips are ready to harvest when the crown is the diameter of a 50 cent piece.’

143. ‘Would you shed a tear if the five cent piece suddenly disappeared from circulation?’

144. ‘The boy passed them the letters, and two penny pieces, then thanked them for their kindness before returning the way he had come.’

145. ‘Was it one customer too many with the bags of two cent pieces?’

146. ‘I put $20 in five and ten cent pieces into an old jam jar, then filled it with water and placed it in the freezer.’

147. ‘They were presented with a pouch containing silver one, two, three and four penny pieces from golden trays held by the Yeomen of the Guard.’

148. ‘The penny piece is now worth less in real terms than either the farthing or the decimal halfpenny when they were withdrawn from circulation.’

149. ‘Now, $2 coins seem tiny and a handful of 20 and 50 cent pieces weigh far too much.’

150. ‘Rain is continuing to come down across the region, with reports of hail the size of 20 cent pieces.’

151. ‘They also snatched her purse, and took two old shilling pieces and a ladies watch.’

152. ‘She was sat on her desk, moving some puzzles' pieces, trying to figure out something, maybe an image, or a letter.’

153. ‘Knowing this, you can try and figure out which pieces are which simply by how they're being moved.’

154. ‘It was an abstract race game called Tempo in which pieces were moved not by the roll of the dice, but by the playing of cards.’

155. ‘Adam moved his chess piece and leaned back, satisfied with the way the game was progressing.’

156. ‘Withdrawing from the banquet and watching others move chess pieces was more compatible with his bleak mood.’

157. ‘Then, once many of his pieces cannot move, you add yours and win the game.’

158. ‘The objective is simply to be the first to move all the pieces across the board and into the star point opposite.’

159. ‘We love to roll dice and move pieces around a board, plot battleship strategies, play cribbage, chess, and mancala.’

160. ‘Glass playing pieces for board games have also been found in some numbers.’

161. ‘The buffalo player may only move his pieces one space directly forward as long as that space is unoccupied.’

162. ‘If a piece is in limbo, the player must get it back on the board before moving any other piece.’

163. ‘Game pieces move horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally, making the game more challenging as paths become obstructed.’

164. ‘In the end, he only shuffles around the pieces of a board game of his invention.’

165. ‘Chess pieces and chessboards lend themselves to all sorts of puzzles and mathematical investigations.’

166. ‘She stretched her legs out in front of her in a relaxed position, staring hard at the pieces on the long chess board before her.’

167. ‘Soon, his smile was back and he moved one of his pieces over.’

168. ‘First, I'll show you how each pieces moves, then I'll show some basic opening strategies.’

169. ‘To focus on the moves of the individual pieces without understanding the strategy misses the point.’

170. ‘Charlie moved her pieces with rapid decision, while Adam preferred to take his time.’

171. ‘Hathorne feebly lifted one of the jade pieces and moved it diagonally to the edge of the board.’

172. ‘Here, however, you will find more coverage of endgames with more pieces and pawns.’

173. ‘This can be done by a pawn break or by a sacrifice involving pieces or pawns.’

174. ‘Though the Queen is the strongest piece, it is vulnerable to attack by weaker enemy units.’

175. ‘If the single piece happens to be Queen or Rook, the weaker party becomes all too powerful.’

176. ‘Black gets three pawns for the piece, which leaves him a pawn down on balance - in theory.’

177. ‘Not every man knows his way around a shooting piece, but firearms are a manly art.’

178. ‘It will be surrounded by a two metre-deep trench and have only one entrance, which will be protected by artillery pieces and machine gun posts.’

179. ‘The cavalry turned in its horses for pack mules because mules could carry artillery pieces through rugged terrain.’

180. ‘Artillery pieces did not have sufficient tube elevation or depression angles for direct fire delivery.’

181. ‘He equipped his cavalry with pistols, abandoning the obsolete lance, and began to concentrate standardized artillery pieces in batteries.’

182. ‘Soldiers gather along the length of the trenches, artillery pieces prepare for the opening barrage.’

183. ‘The battle raged for several hours but the Zulus spears were no match for the Boers' rifles and artillery pieces.’

184. ‘Among their weaponry are surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and artillery pieces.’

185. ‘The gunner's stopped the armoured artillery pieces, ready to fire at a word's notice.’

186. ‘Parrot and Dahlgren developed large, smooth-bore cannon by 1860, not rifled pieces as he implies.’

187. ‘More than half of the aircraft had been damaged beyond use, and most of the larger artillery pieces.’

188. ‘We have the best tanks in the world and the best armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces.’

189. ‘Artillery pieces were faked out of long black logs stuck on old truck wheels.’

190. ‘They had smuggled small artillery pieces and more than 100 small mortars across the US patrolled border.’

191. ‘The wreck has been heavily excavated by archaeologists, but worn iron guns, cannonballs and small pieces are still to be found.’

192. ‘He now was within metres of the artillery piece that shelled him and his late friend.’

193. ‘In order to cover all the sky with a single beam, astronomers must piece it together from millions of separate observations, each of a single point.’

194. ‘Here, two irregular hemispheres were pieced together, as evidenced by a prominent groove that runs around the middle.’

195. ‘She says ‘I took this image of her in four separate images and pieced it together in Photoshop.’’

196. ‘The teacher got her some gluesticks and tape, and Zhoey began piecing her project together slowly.’

197. ‘I pieced the costume together and headed very slowly toward what I hoped was an insane street party.’

198. ‘He began to assemble his guns, slowly piecing them together with metallic clicks and scrapes.’

199. ‘She lifted a puzzle, placed it on a table, and plopped on a chair to piece it together.’

200. ‘Certainly a lot of footage had to be shot for all the possible pathways the story can take, and the footage is pieced together according to your answers.’

201. ‘It was as though major themes of many different movies were pieced together in order to create this story.’

202. ‘Diego must have pieced a lot of missing puzzle pieces together by now.’

203. ‘They are pieced together in the workshop using hundreds of small, cigarette-like incendiaries, called lances.’

204. ‘This image of Titan's landscape was pieced together from several smaller images.’

205. ‘The entire cupola construction was pieced back together over the pool.’

206. ‘Images are pieced together, as if collaged, without regard for perspective.’

207. ‘Hams are pieced together to hide fat and make them look meaty throughout.’

208. ‘The printed panels are then pieced together to make up the mural.’

209. ‘Each work is pieced together from a pair of photographs that don't quite join to form a seamless whole.’

210. ‘Nine different crews then delivered these parts into space where the giant jigsaw puzzle was pieced together.’

211. ‘And eventually a new map of Mediterranean and Eastern European politics was pieced together.’

212. ‘Anyone who has been awake and alert should have pieced the evidence together sufficiently to arrive at an understanding consistent with the one summarized in the Post story.’

213. ‘When the evidence is pieced together, it seems that evolution prepared what society later moulded: a brain to believe.’

214. ‘He's just got to judge the evidence as he pieces it together.’

215. ‘Both sides are equipped for this war, and the jury will have to piece this evidence together to see whether or not this case, they can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.’

216. ‘Now, usually when someone tells you something important, you have to piece the words together slowly, and really understand them to decipher the meaning.’

217. ‘Simply the fact that it took three editions before it was exposed indicates that few readers cared enough about the evidence to piece it together.’

218. ‘Remembering the heart attack I pieced the evidence together.’

219. ‘Often he just says a string of single words, hoping the listener can piece them together to make sense of what he is trying to say.’

220. ‘Small snippets of that day at the stables returned to her in her dreams, and she was slowly piecing it together.’

221. ‘Somehow I am able to extract enough sense from our dialogue to piece the story together.’

222. ‘Unfortunately, the driver was a plain clothes police officer, who quickly pieced the whole story together.’

223. ‘Later that day, Margaret finally pieced the whole story together.’

224. ‘To tell the story correctly, a person would need to sift through thousands and thousands of pages of archival material from all over the country and then piece bits together into a coherent story.’

225. ‘Later, when she was old enough to understand Katherine's disease, she was able to piece the puzzle together, and it only made her more furious at her father.’

226. ‘Scotland Yard is still trying to piece the story together.’

227. ‘Who I am or why I'm piecing this story together doesn't matter.’

228. ‘We are intrigued by narrative clues, and must piece them together to see the whole picture. The revelations are desolate.’

229. ‘Although most of the early settlers left few if any records, it is still possible to piece their story together.’

230. ‘With the help of this person and others, you can piece the entire story together.’

231. ‘‘Okay,’ David said slowly, as if trying to piece things together.’

232. ‘The Bishop simply "takes notice that the creed was pieced out."’

233. ‘Many of the designs feature piecing fabric, colour blocking, quilting, and many are reversible as well.’

234. ‘Occasionally, a stenciled bedcover was pieced with traditional quilt blocks but was not quilted.’

235. ‘No matter how she pieced them, they contorted into something unacceptable.’

236. he needed a piece of granite

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