piece

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piece is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
piece

Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
piece

Plural
pieces

  1. A piece is a part of something that can be or has been separated from it.
    The man cut a piece of meat and a piece of cake for dinner.
    I own a piece of land in the country.
  2. A piece is one example of a class or set of things.
    He put a piece of wood on the fire.
    Can I have a piece of paper to write on?
  3. A piece is something that is made by an artist.
    The piece of music was beautiful.
    I thought his earlier pieces were more creative than his more recent stuff.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
piece

Third-person singular
pieces

Past tense
pieced

Past participle
pieced

Present participle
piecing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you piece something together, you use bring together enough information to understand something.
    They gathered enough information to piece together the family history.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you piece something together, you put the pieces together.
    The scientists moved their shop to an empty parking lot to piece together all the bones.