Pierce

  • 21 Pierce —   [pɪəs], Franklin, 14. Präsident der USA (1853 57), * Hillsboro (New Hampshire) 23. 11. 1804, ✝ Concord (New Hampshire) 8. 10. 1869; Jurist; war 1833 37 Abgeordneter im Repräsentantenhaus, 1837 42 Senator; …

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  • 22 Pierce — Pierce, Franklin (1804 1869) the fourteenth president of the US, from 1853 to 1857 …

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  • 23 pierce — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. perser, O.Fr. percier (11c.), probably from V.L. *pertusiare, frequentative of L. pertusus, pp. of pertundere to thrust or bore through, from per through + tundere to beat, pound, from PIE root * (s)tud to beat, strike …

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  • 24 pierce — penetrate, probe, *enter Analogous words: *perforate, bore, drill, puncture: rend, *tear, cleave, split, rive …

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  • 25 pierce — [v] cut, penetrate bore, break, break in, break through, cleave, crack, crack open, drill, enter, gash, incise, intrude, pass through, perforate, plow, prick, probe, puncture, run through, slash, slice, slit, spike, stab, stick into, transfix;… …

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  • 26 pierce — ► VERB 1) make a hole in or through with a sharp object. 2) force or cut a way through. 3) (piercing) very sharp, cold, or high pitched. DERIVATIVES piercer noun. ORIGIN Old French percer, from Latin pertundere bore through …

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  • 27 Pierce — [pirs] Franklin 1804 69; 14th president of the U.S. (1853 57) …

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  • 28 Pierce — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Patronyme 2 Prénom 3 Toponyme …

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  • 29 pierce — pierceable, adj. piercer, n. /pears/, v., pierced, piercing. v.t. 1. to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does. 2. to make a hole or opening in. 3. to bore into or through; tunnel …

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  • 30 pierce — em·pierce; pierce·able; trans·pierce; pierce; …

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  • 31 pierce */ — UK [pɪə(r)s] / US [pɪrs] verb [transitive] Word forms pierce : present tense I/you/we/they pierce he/she/it pierces present participle piercing past tense pierced past participle pierced 1) if a sharp object pierces something, it makes a hole in… …

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  • 32 Pierce — This is an English surname created from the popular and old established personal name Peter , which in medieval England was more usually found as Piers . Peter derives from the Greek Petros , meaning rock , and was the name given by Jesus to… …

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  • 33 pierce — verb Pierce is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arrow, ↑bullet, ↑eye, ↑knife, ↑needle, ↑sunlight, ↑voice Pierce is used with these nouns as the object: ↑air, ↑armour, ↑darkness, ↑ …

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  • 34 pierce — [[t]pɪ͟ə(r)s[/t]] pierces, piercing, pierced 1) VERB If a sharp object pierces something, or if you pierce something with a sharp object, the object goes into it and makes a hole in it. [V n] One bullet pierced the left side of his chest... [V n …

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  • 35 Pierce — Original name in latin Pierce Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 42.19917 latitude 97.52672 altitude 484 Population 1767 Date 2011 05 14 …

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  • 36 pierce — 01. The bullet [pierced] the policeman s jacket, and hit him in the shoulder. 02. She had her nose [pierced], and a diamond stud put in it. 03. The eagle s cry [pierced] the silence of the forest. 04. The flashlight s beam [pierced] the night sky …

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  • 37 Pierce — pɪrs /pɪəs n. family name; Franklin Pierce (1804 1869), 14th President of the United States …

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  • 38 pierce — verb (T) 1 to make a small hole in or through something using an object with a sharp point: Maybe you can pierce another hole in your belt. | Steam the corn until it can easily be pierced by a fork. 2 have your ears/nose etc pierced to have a… …

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  • 39 Pierce — Sp Pirsas Ap Pierce L JAV: apyg. (Džordžijos, Š. Dakotos, Vašingtono, Viskonsino v jos), apyg. ir jos c. (Nebraskos v ja), mst. (Aidaho, Kolorado v jos) …

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  • 40 pierce — [[t]pɪərs[/t]] v. pierced, pierc•ing 1) to penetrate (something), as a pointed object does 2) to make a hole or opening in; perforate 3) to make (a hole or opening) by or as if by boring or perforating 4) to force or make a way into or through: a …

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