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Dictionary definition for: Piece

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

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

3. (v) make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses"

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

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

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

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

8. (v) eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning" "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. (n) 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"

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

18. (n) 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"

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