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Definition 1: 14th President of the United States (1804-1869) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pierce in the sense of this definition

(pierce is an instance of ...) the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government

"the President likes to jog every morning"

Definition 2: make a hole into - [verb of contact]

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

  • The needle pierced her flesh

(pierce is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of pierce ) deliver a sting to

"A bee stung my arm yesterday"

(... is a kind of pierce ) make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

"perforate the sheets of paper"

(... is a kind of pierce ) penetrate or cut, as with a knife

"The fork bit into the surface"

(... is a kind of pierce ) make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn

"The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample"

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with many holes

"The bullets riddled his body"

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into

"puncture a tire"

(... is a kind of pierce ) make a hole by poking

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce in order to draw a liquid from

"tap a maple tree for its syrup" "tap a keg of beer"

(pierce implies ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 3: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for pierce in the sense of this definition

(pierce is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

"He stuck the needle into his finger"

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

"he stuck the cloth with the needle"

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into

(... is a kind of pierce ) make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with a sharp stake or point

"impale a shrimp on a skewer"

(... is a kind of pierce ) stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

"the rhino horned the explorer"

(... is a kind of pierce ) wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument

(... is a kind of pierce ) pierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight

Definition 4: cut or make a way through - [verb of contact]

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

  • the knife cut through the flesh
  • The path pierced the jungle
  • Light pierced through the forest

(pierce is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of pierce ) attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example

"Pick open the ice"

Definition 5: move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The cold pierced her bones
  • Her words pierced the students

(pierce is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 6: sound sharply or shrilly - [verb of perception]

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

  • The scream pierced the night

(pierce is a kind of ...) give off a certain sound or sounds

"This record sounds scratchy"

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