- piece [pēs]n.[ME pece < OFr < ML * pettia < Celt * pett- > Welsh peth, part, Bret pez, piece]1. a part or fragment broken or separated from the whole2. a section, division, or quantity regarded as complete in itself and distinct from the whole of which it is a part3. any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.; specif.,a) an artistic work or composition, as of music, writing, painting, drama, etc.b) an article in a magazine, newspaper, etc.c) an action or its result [a piece of nonsense, business, etc.]d) a small firearm, as a pistol or riflee) a coin or token [a fifty-cent piece]f) one of a set or class, as of silver, china, furniture, etc.g) a counter or man, as used in various games; specif., in chess, a chessman other than a pawn4. the quantity or size, as of cloth or wallpaper, that is manufactured as a unit5. an amount or unit of work constituting a single job6. Now Chiefly Dial. an indefinite distance or duration; often, specif., a rather short one7. Now Chiefly Dial. a person; individual☆ 8. Slang a financial interest; share9. Slanga) a woman regarded as a sexual partnerb) an instance of sexual intercourse: often regarded as vulgar: also [Vulgar Slang] Slang piece of assvt.pieced, piecing1. to add a piece or pieces to, as in repairing or enlarging [to piece a pair of trousers]2. to join or unitevi.[Informal or Dial.] to eat a snack between mealsSYN.- PART1——————go to pieces1. to break into pieces; fall apart2. to lose all self-control, morally or emotionally——————of a piece or of one pieceof the same sort; alike; consistent (with)——————piece togetherto join the pieces of, as in mending——————☆ speak one's pieceto vent one's views or opinionspiecern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.