"pieces" in the noun sense
a separate part of a whole
"an important piece of the evidence"
2. piece, part
an item that is an instance of some type
"he designed a new piece of equipment"
"she bought a lovely piece of china"
"my dog swallowed a Lego part"
3. part, piece
a portion of a natural object
"they analyzed the river into three parts"
"he needed a piece of granite"
4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
a musical work that has been created
"the composition is written in four movements"
5. piece, bit
an instance of some kind
"it was a nice piece of work"
"he had a bit of good luck"
an artistic or literary composition
"he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"
"the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
7. firearm, piece, small-arm
a portable gun
"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
8. piece, slice
a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
"a piece of pie"
"a slice of bread"
"it is down the road a piece"
10. objet d'art, art object, piece
a work of art of some artistic value
"this store sells only objets d'art"
"it is not known who created this piece"
11. while, piece, spell, patch
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"
12. slice, piece
a share of something
"a slice of the company's revenue"
13. man, piece
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"
"pieces" in the verb sense
1. patch, piece
to join or unite the pieces of
"patch the skirt"
2. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together
"She pieced a quilt"
"He tacked together some verses"
"They set up a committee"
join during spinning
"piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
4. nibble, pick, piece
eat intermittently take small bites of
"He pieced at the sandwich all morning"
"She never eats a full meal
5. piece, patch
repair by adding pieces
"She pieced the china cup"
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