piece Definition

  • 1a part or portion of something larger, often of indefinite size, quantity, or extent
  • 2an object that is one of a collection or group
  • 3a work of art, such as a painting, sculpture, or musical composition

Using piece: Examples

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

  • Example

    Can I have a piece of cake?

  • Example

    She broke the vase into several pieces.

  • Example

    I need a piece of advice.

  • Example

    He played a beautiful piece on the piano.

piece Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for piece

Phrases with piece

  • undamaged or unharmed


    Despite the car accident, everyone arrived at the party in one piece.

  • to speak angrily to someone about something they have done wrong


    I'm going to give him a piece of my mind for being so rude to me.

  • a share in an activity or venture, especially one involving financial gain


    I want a piece of the action if this business takes off.

Origins of piece

from Old French 'piece', meaning 'a piece, fragment, or part'


Summary: piece in Brief

The term 'piece' [piːs] refers to a part or portion of something larger, an object that is one of a collection or group, or a work of art. It can be used in phrases like 'in one piece,' meaning undamaged, and 'give someone a piece of your mind,' meaning to speak angrily to someone. 'Piece' can also be used in the context of sharing in an activity or venture, as in 'a piece of the action.'

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