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Definition 1: a separate part of a whole - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an important piece of the evidence

(piece is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is a kind of piece ) long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

(... is a kind of piece ) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of piece ) a separate part consisting of leather

(... is a kind of piece ) a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used

"she jotted it on a scrap of paper" "there was not a scrap left"

(... is a kind of piece ) a broken piece of a brittle artifact

(... is a kind of piece ) a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

(... is a kind of piece ) a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

Definition 2: game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he taught me to set up the men on the chess board
  • he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of piece ) (board games) the darker pieces

(... is a kind of piece ) one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers

(... is a kind of piece ) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(... is a kind of piece ) game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.

(... is a kind of piece ) (board games) the lighter pieces

Definition 3: a portable gun - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

(... is a kind of piece ) a firearm that reloads itself

(... is a kind of piece ) a firearm that has no rifling

(... is a kind of piece ) firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

(... is a kind of piece ) a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death

(... is a kind of piece ) a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore

"he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"

(... is a kind of piece ) a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading

(... is a kind of piece ) a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

(... is a kind of piece ) an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle

(... is a kind of piece ) a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)

(piece is a part of ...) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

(piece is a part of ...) an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

(piece is a part of ...) striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer

Definition 4: a work of art of some artistic value - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this store sells only objets d'art
  • it is not known who created this piece

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

(... is a kind of piece ) objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)

Definition 5: an item that is an instance of some type - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he designed a new piece of equipment
  • she bought a lovely piece of china
  • my dog swallowed a Lego part

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

"they reduced the price on many items"

Definition 6: a distance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is down the road a piece

(piece is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 7: a musical work that has been created - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the composition is written in four movements

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of piece ) music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes

(... is a kind of piece ) (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio

(... is a kind of piece ) (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner

(... is a kind of piece ) a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

"the second movement is slow and melodic"

(... is a kind of piece ) a short section of a musical composition

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes

(... is a kind of piece ) a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition that evokes rural life

(... is a kind of piece ) a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected

(... is a kind of piece ) an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales

(... is a kind of piece ) musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events

(... is a kind of piece ) an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century

(... is a kind of piece ) an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation

(... is a kind of piece ) a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

"a study in spiccato bowing"

(... is a kind of piece ) a short musical composition with words

"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

(... is a kind of piece ) (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

"they played the adagio too quickly"

(... is a kind of piece ) a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

(... is a kind of piece ) a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner

(... is a kind of piece ) a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera

(... is a kind of piece ) a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer

(... is a kind of piece ) a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition in printed or written form

"she turned the pages of the music as he played"

(... is a kind of piece ) a short literary or musical composition

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

(... is a kind of piece ) a light piece of music for piano

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition written for eight performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition written for seven performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition written for six performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition for five performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition for four performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition for three performers

(... is a kind of piece ) a musical composition for two performers

(piece is a part of ...) the closing section of a musical composition

Definition 8: an artistic or literary composition - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote an interesting piece on Iran
  • the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests

(piece is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

(... is a kind of piece ) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

(... is a kind of piece ) a short literary or musical composition

(... is a kind of piece ) a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play

(... is a kind of piece ) an incomplete piece

"fragments of a play"

(... is a kind of piece ) a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

Definition 9: an instance of some kind - [noun denoting event]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a nice piece of work
  • he had a bit of good luck

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Definition 10: a serving that has been cut from a larger portion - [noun denoting food]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a piece of pie
  • a slice of bread

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

(... is a kind of piece ) thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

(... is a kind of piece ) a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish

Definition 11: a portion of a natural object - [noun denoting object]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they analyzed the river into three parts
  • he needed a piece of granite

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is a kind of piece ) a relatively long narrow piece of something

"he felt a flat strip of muscle"

(... is a kind of piece ) a thin flat piece cut off of some object

(... is a kind of piece ) one of the parts into which something naturally divides

"a segment of an orange"

(... is a kind of piece ) a small piece

"a nub of coal" "a stub of a pencil"

(... is a kind of piece ) a part of the earth that can be considered separately

"the outdoor world" "the world of insects"

(... is a kind of piece ) a large piece of something without definite shape

"a hunk of bread" "a lump of coal"

(... is a kind of piece ) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of piece ) a piece cut off from the main part of something

(... is a kind of piece ) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of piece ) the main part of an organ or other bodily structure

(... is a kind of piece ) a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystal; as a spine or bristle or crystal

(... is a kind of piece ) the bottom or lowest part

"the base of the mountain"

(... is a kind of piece ) a projecting part where two sides or edges meet

"he knocked off the corners"

(... is a kind of piece ) the part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian

(... is an instance of piece) that part of the Pacific Ocean to the north of the equator

(... is an instance of piece) that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of piece) that part of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator

(... is an instance of piece) that part of the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the equator

(... is part of piece) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

"units of nucleic acids"

Definition 12: a share of something - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a slice of the company's revenue

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

Definition 13: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition - [noun denoting time]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was here for a little while
  • I need to rest for a piece
  • a spell of good weather
  • a patch of bad weather

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of piece ) a spell of cold weather

(... is a kind of piece ) a spell of hot weather

(... is a kind of piece ) a spell of cold weather

"a cold snap in the middle of May"

Definition 14: repair by adding pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pieced the china cup

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 15: eat intermittently; take small bites of - [verb of consumption]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pieced at the sandwich all morning
  • She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 16: join during spinning - [verb of contact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(piece is a kind of ...) join by interweaving strands

"Splice the wires"

Definition 17: to join or unite the pieces of - [verb of contact]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • patch the skirt

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of piece ) piece (something old) with a new part

"vamp up an old speech"

Definition 18: create by putting components or members together - [verb of creation]

Samples where piece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pieced a quilt
  • He tacked together some verses
  • They set up a committee

Synonyms for piece in the sense of this definition

(piece is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(piece is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of piece ) make into a confection

"This medicine is home-confected"

(... is a kind of piece ) assemble without order or sense

"She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

(... is a kind of piece ) assemble once again, after taking something apart

(... is a kind of piece ) set up for a particular purpose

"configure my new computer" "configure a plane for a combat mission"

(... is a kind of piece ) create by mixing or combining

(... is a kind of piece ) erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

"Can he rig up a P.A. system?"

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