(noun, verb)


1. a separate part of a whole

- an important piece of the evidence

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

2. an item that is an instance of some type

- he designed a new piece of equipment

- she bought a lovely piece of china

Similar word(s): part

Definition categories: man–made, item

3. a portion of a natural object

- he needed a piece of granite

Similar word(s): part

Definition categories: object, thing

4. a musical work that has been created

Similar word(s): composition, opus

Definition categories: communication, music

5. an instance of some kind

- it was a nice piece of work

Similar word(s): bit

Definition categories: event, case, example, instance

6. an artistic or literary composition

- he wrote an interesting piece on Iran

- the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests

Definition categories: communication, creation

7. a portable gun

Similar word(s): firearm

Definition categories: man–made, gun

8. a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

- a piece of pie

Similar word(s): slice

Definition categories: food, helping, portion, serving

9. a distance

- it is down the road a piece

Definition categories: attribute, distance

10. a work of art of some artistic value

- it is not known who created this piece

Definition categories: man–made

11. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

- I need to rest for a piece

Similar word(s): patch, spell, while

Definition categories: time

12. a share of something

Similar word(s): slice

Definition categories: possession, part, percentage, portion, share

13. game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games

- he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Similar word(s): man

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with piece as a noun:

- a sixpenny piece

- She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.

- The announcer is wearing a new piece.

- He's packin' a piece!

- he got a piece of that one;

- a far piece, located a fair piece away from their camp, a fair piece off


1. to join or unite the pieces of

Similar word(s): patch

Definition categories: contact, conjoin, join

2. create by putting components or members together

- She pieced a quilt

Similar word(s): assemble, tack

Definition categories: creation, join, create, make

3. join during spinning

- piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings

Definition categories: contact, splice

4. eat intermittently; take small bites of

- He pieced at the sandwich all morning

Similar word(s): nibble, pick

Definition categories: consumption, eat

5. repair by adding pieces

- She pieced the china cup

Similar word(s): patch

Definition categories: change, bushel, doctor, fix, mend, repair, restore

Sentences with piece as a verb:

- These clues allowed us to piece together the solution to the mystery.