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A piece is a section or a chunk of some larger thing, like a piece of cake or a piece of a broken lamp.

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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.

Noun
a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

Noun
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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a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d''art"; "it is not known who created this piece"

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a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"

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

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a distance; "it is down the road a piece"

Noun
an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"

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a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"

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an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"

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a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"

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a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"

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a share of something; "a slice of the company''s revenue"

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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"

Verb
repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"

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

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join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"

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to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"

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make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"


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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.

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A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.

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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

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A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.

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A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.

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A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.

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A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.

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An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.

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One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.

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A castle; a fortified building.

v. t.
To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.

v. t.
To unite; to join; to combine.

v. i.
To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.


Piece

Piece , n. [OE. pece, F. pi'8ace, 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 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.
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; especially: (a) A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary. (b) A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece. (c) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings. (d) A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge. 4. An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt. "If I had not been a piece of a logician before I came to him." Sir P. Sidney.
Thy mother was a piece of virtue.
His own spirit is as unsettled a piece as there is in all the world.
5. (Chess) One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn. 6. A castle; a fortified building. [Obs.] Spenser. Of a piece, of the same sort, as if taken from the same whole; like; -- sometimes followed by with. Dryden. -- Piece of eight, the Spanish piaster, formerly divided into eight reals. -- To give a piece of one's mind to, to speak plainly, bluntly, or severely to (another). Tackeray. -- Piece broker, one who buys shreds and remnants of cloth to sell again. -- Piece goods, goods usually sold by pieces or fixed portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.

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. 2. To unite; to join; to combine. Fuller.
His adversaries . . . pieced themselves together in a joint opposition against him.

Piece

Piece , v. i. To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join. "It pieced better." Bacon.

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.

To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.

To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.

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Usage Examples

Choreography is amazing. I'm still a dancer, yet I transitioned into choreography then as a Creative Director. All of these creative elements are brought out of being a dancer. Directing is something that comes out of understanding movement and choreography. Directing movement is directing a dance piece.

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.

But if I can be convinced and then through the work that we do together, the orchestra can really be convinced of the big sweep of that communication that the piece suggests, then the audience will get it and it will be a good experience for all of us.

Different people have different styles, but there is an opportunity as a director to be a writer in every moment, with every visual cue and every piece of production design. Everything is a decision, and everything can be obsessed over.

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It's in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin' at it.

By no means do I want to be a piece of meat for the rest of my career. It's funny when you get asked to do a talk show, and then they follow it up with requesting you take your shirt off.

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Other Usage Examples

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'

Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.

But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.

A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You're constantly adjusting. It's like a piece of music. You're constantly trying to make it better.

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.

Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it.

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.

A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get - and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL.

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