pie Definition

  • 1a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base of pastry
  • 2a quantity of a particular substance mixed or held together by another

Using pie: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pie" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm going to bake an apple pie for dessert.

  • Example

    She ordered a chicken pot pie at the restaurant.

  • Example

    The filling of the pie was made of berries and cream.

  • Example

    He ate a slice of the pumpkin pie.

pie Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for pie

Phrases with pie

  • very easy


    Don't worry, this task is as easy as pie.

  • an unrealistic hope or plan


    His idea of becoming a millionaire overnight is just a pie in the sky.

  • to admit your error and apologize


    After realizing his mistake, he had to eat humble pie and apologize to his colleague.

Origins of pie

from Middle English 'pie', from Old French 'pie', from Latin 'pica' ('magpie', because the various ingredients in a pie were compared to the bird's colorful collection)


Summary: pie in Brief

A 'pie' [paɪ] is a baked dish typically consisting of a pastry base and a filling of sweet or savory ingredients. It can be made with fruit, meat, or vegetables, such as 'an apple pie' or 'a chicken pot pie.' The phrase 'as easy as pie' means something is very easy, while 'pie in the sky' refers to an unrealistic hope or plan. 'Eat humble pie' means to admit your error and apologize.

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