Piece

Definition of Piece

n.1.A fragment or part of anything separated from the whole, in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break in pieces.
Bring it out piece by piece.
- Ezek. xxiv. 6.
2.A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
3.Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance
4.An individual; - applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
Thy mother was a piece of virtue.
- Shak.
His own spirit is as unsettled a piece as there is in all the world.
- Coleridge.
5.(Chess) One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
6.A castle; a fortified building.
Of a piece
of the same sort, as if taken from the same whole; like; - sometimes followed by with.
Piece of eight
the Spanish piaster, formerly divided into eight reals.
- Dryden.
To give a piece of one's mind to
to speak plainly, bluntly, or severely to (another).
Piece broker
one who buys shreds and remnants of cloth to sell again.
- Thackeray.
Piece goods
goods usually sold by pieces or fixed portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.
v. t.1.To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; - often with out.
[imp. & p. p. Pieced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Piecing .]
2.To unite; to join; to combine.
v. i.1.To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.

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