Piece Piece, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pieced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piecing}.] 1. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite; to join; to combine. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

His adversaries . . . pieced themselves together in a joint opposition against him. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • pièce — [ pjɛs ] n. f. • 1080; lat. médiév. petia, d o. gaul. °pettia I ♦ Partie séparée (brisée, déchirée) d un tout. ⇒ fragment, morceau. « un cristal, jeté violemment sur le sol et qui y volait en mille pièces » (Barbey). Mettre en pièces qqch., le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • piece — PIECE. sub. f. Partie, portion, morceau d un tout. Une piece de pain. une piece de viande, une piece de bois. on distribuoit par jour aux troupes tant de pieces de viande. & tant de pieces de bois. un acroc luy a emporté une piece de son habit.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • piece — Piece, signifie une partie separée de quelque chose entiere, comme une piece de pain, une piece de fromage, Segmen. Il signifie aussi non une partie, ains toute la piece entiere, comme quand nous disons une piece de toile, de drap, de velours, de …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Piece — Piece, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[ e]ce, LL. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part, share. Cf. {Petty}.] 1. A fragment or part of anything separated from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piece — Pièce Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • piece — ► NOUN 1) a portion separated from or regarded distinctly from the whole. 2) an item used in constructing something or forming part of a set. 3) a musical or written work. 4) a figure or token used to make moves in a board game. 5) a coin of… …   English terms dictionary

  • piece — [pēs] n. [ME pece < OFr < ML * pettia < Celt * pett > Welsh peth, part, Bret pez, piece] 1. a part or fragment broken or separated from the whole 2. a section, division, or quantity regarded as complete in itself and distinct from the …   English World dictionary

  • piece — [n1] part allotment, bit, bite, chunk, cut, division, dole, end, example, fraction, fragment, gob, half, hunk, instance, interest, iota, item, length, lot, lump, member, moiety, morsel, parcel, percentage, portion, quantity, quota, sample, scrap …   New thesaurus

  • Piece — Piece, v. i. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join. It pieced better. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piece — An individually addressed mailpiece. This definition also applies when piece is used in eligibility standards. Quantities indicated for optional or required sortations always refer to pieces unless specifically excepted …   Glossary of postal terms

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