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English noun: piece

1. piece (artifact) a separate part of a whole


SamplesAn important piece of the evidence.


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Narrower (hyponym)beam, fragment, piece of cloth, piece of leather, piece of material, scrap, shard, sherd, snip, snippet, snipping, spindle

2. piece (artifact) an item that is an instance of some type


SamplesHe designed a new piece of equipment.
She bought a lovely piece of china.


Broader (hypernym)item

3. piece (object) a portion of a natural object


SamplesThey analyzed the river into three parts.
He needed a piece of granite.


Synonymspart


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)acicula, base, body part, corner, corpus, craton, cutting, fragment, hunk, lump, nub, segment, slice, strip, stub, world


Instance hyponymNorth Atlantic, North Pacific, South Atlantic, South Pacific


Part meronymbuilding block, unit

4. piece (communication) a musical work that has been created


SamplesThe composition is written in four movements.


Synonymscomposition, musical composition, opus, piece of music


Broader (hypernym)music


Narrower (hyponym)adagio, allegretto, allegro, andante, arrangement, bagatelle, canon, capriccio, divertimento, duet, duette, duo, etude, fantasia, idyl, idyll, incidental music, intermezzo, introit, larghetto, largo, medley, morceau, motet, movement, musical arrangement, musical passage, nocturne, notturno, octet, octette, passage, pastiche, pastoral, pastorale, potpourri, program music, programme music, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, realisation, realization, septet, septette, serenade, sestet, sextet, sextette, sheet music, solo, song, study, suite, symphonic poem, toccata, tone poem, trio, vocal


Part holonymcoda, finale

5. piece (event) an instance of some kind


SamplesIt was a nice piece of work.
He had a bit of good luck.


Synonymsbit


Broader (hypernym)case, example, instance

6. piece (communication) an artistic or literary composition


SamplesHe wrote an interesting piece on Iran.
The children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests.


Broader (hypernym)creation


Narrower (hyponym)afterpiece, article, fragment, hiatus, morceau

7. piece (artifact) a portable gun


SamplesHe wore his firearm in a shoulder holster.


Synonymsfirearm, small-arm


Broader (hypernym)gun


Narrower (hyponym).22, autoloader, handgun, muzzle loader, pistol, repeater, repeating firearm, rifle, riot gun, scattergun, self-loader, shooting iron, shotgun, side arm, smoothbore, twenty-two


Part holonymfiring pin, lock, sights

8. piece (food) a serving that has been cut from a larger portion


SamplesA piece of pie.
A slice of bread.


Synonymsslice


Broader (hypernym)helping, portion, serving


Narrower (hyponym)cutlet, escallop, filet, fillet, fish filet, fish fillet, scallop, scollop

9. piece (attribute) a distance


SamplesIt is down the road a piece.


Broader (hypernym)distance

10. piece (artifact) a work of art of some artistic value


SamplesThis store sells only objets d'art.
It is not known who created this piece.


Synonymsart object, objet d'art


Broader (hypernym)work of art


Narrower (hyponym)virtu

11. piece (time) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition


SamplesHe was here for a little while.
I need to rest for a piece.
A spell of good weather.
A patch of bad weather.


Synonymspatch, spell, while


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)cold snap, cold spell, hot spell, snap

12. piece (possession) a share of something


SamplesA slice of the company's revenue.


Synonymsslice


Broader (hypernym)part, percentage, portion, share

13. piece (artifact) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games


SamplesHe taught me to set up the men on the chess board.
He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage.


Synonymsman


Broader (hypernym)game equipment


Narrower (hyponym)black, checker, chequer, chess piece, chessman, tile, white


English verb: piece

1. piece (contact) to join or unite the pieces of


SamplesPatch the skirt.


ExamplesThey piece the cape


Synonymspatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join


Narrower (hyponym)vamp, vamp up

2. piece (creation) create by putting components or members together


SamplesShe pieced a quilt.
He tacked together some verses.
They set up a committee.


Synonymsassemble, put together, set up, tack, tack together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring together, create, join, make


Narrower (hyponym)comfit, compound, confect, confection, configure, confuse, jumble, mix up, reassemble, rig up


Antonymsbreak apart, disassemble, take apart, dismantle, break up

3. piece (contact) join during spinning


SamplesPiece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)splice

4. piece (consumption) eat intermittently; take small bites of


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


Synonymsnibble, pick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eat

5. piece (change) repair by adding pieces


SamplesShe pieced the china cup.


Synonymspatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on









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