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Overview of noun piece

The noun piece has 13 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (23) piece

(a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence")

2. (13) piece

(an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";)

3. (8) part, piece

(a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite")

4. (7) musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music

(a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements")

5. (4) piece, bit

(an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck")

6. (2) piece

(an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests")

7. (2) firearm, piece, small-arm

(a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster")

8. (1) piece, slice

(a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread")

9. (1) piece

(a distance; "it is down the road a piece")

10. (1) objet d'art, art object, piece

(a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece")

11. while, piece, spell, patch

(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")

12. slice, piece

(a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue")

13. man, piece

(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")


Overview of verb piece

The verb piece has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) patch, piece

(to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt")

2. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

(create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee")

3. piece

(join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings")

4. nibble, pick, piece

(eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal

5. piece, patch

(repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup")

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