Piercing
Pierce Pierce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pierced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piercing}.] [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per through + tundere to beat: cf. OF. pertuisier to pierce, F. pertuis a hole. Cf. {Contuse}, {Parch}, {Pertuse}.] 1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument. ``I pierce . . . her tender side.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery. ``Pierced with grief.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Can no prayers pierce thee? --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Piercing — Pier cing, a. Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust. Piercing eloquence. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Pier cing*ly}, adv. {Pier cing*ness},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piercing — (ingl.; pronunc. [pírsin]) m. Práctica de perforar distintas partes del cuerpo para llevar *pendientes. * * * Pirsin o piercing (voz inglesa que significa perforación, pronunciada aproximadamente pirsin) es la práctica de ponerse adornos del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Piercing — Piercing: Das Fremdwort bezeichnet das »Durchstechen oder Durchbohren der Haut zur Anbringung von Körperschmuck«. Das Substantiv, das wie die Mode selbst gegen Ende des 20. Jh.s aufgekommen ist, geht zurück auf gleichbed. engl. piercing, eine… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Piercing — Piercing. См. Прокалывание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • piercing — index acute, bitter (penetrating), caustic, harsh, incisive, interrogative, mordacious, perspicacious …   Law dictionary

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  • piercing — /ˈpirsin(g), ingl. ˈpɪəsɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., dal v. to pierce «forare, perforare»] s. m. inv. CFR. branding (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • piercing — [adj] intense to the senses acute, agonizing, arctic, biting, bitter, blaring, cold, deafening, earsplitting, excruciating, exquisite, fierce, freezing, frosty, high, high pitched, keen, knifelike, loud, numbing, painful, penetrating, powerful,… …   New thesaurus

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