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  1. [noun] a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"

  2. [noun] an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";

  3. [noun] a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
    Synonyms: part

  4. [noun] a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
    Synonyms: musical composition, opus, composition, of music

  5. [noun] an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
    Synonyms: bit

  6. [noun] an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"

  7. [noun] a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
    Synonyms: firearm, small-arm

  8. [noun] a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
    Synonyms: slice

  9. [noun] a distance; "it is down the road a piece"

  10. [noun] a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
    Synonyms: objet d'art, art object

  11. [noun] a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "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: while, spell, patch

  12. [noun] a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
    Synonyms: slice

  13. [noun] game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
    Synonyms: man

  14. [verb] to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
    Synonyms: patch

  15. [verb] make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
    Synonyms: assemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together

  16. [verb] join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"

  17. [verb] eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal
    Synonyms: nibble, pick

  18. [verb] repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
    Synonyms: patch


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