• A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.
  • A single item belonging to a class of similar items
  • One of the figures used in playing chess, specifically a higher-value figure as distinguished from a pawn; by extension, a similar counter etc. in other games.
  • A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency.
  • An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc.
  • An article published in the press.
  • An artillery gun.
  • A gun.
  • A toupee or wig, especially when worn by a man.
  • A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.
  • A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail.
  • A shoddy or worthless object .
  • A cannabis pipe.
  • An individual; a person.
  • A castle; a fortified building.
  • A pacifier; a dummy.
  • A distance.
  • A structured practice row, often used for performance evaluation.
  • An amount of work to be done at one time; a unit of piece work.
  • An ounce of a recreational drug.


  • To assemble (something real or figurative).
  • To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; often with out.
  • To produce a work of graffiti more complex than a tag.


  • From Middle English pece, peece, peice, from Old French piece, from Late Latin petia, pettia, possibly from Gaulish *pettyā, from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis; doublet of English fit, fytte, fytt, Icelandic fit ("web"), German Fitze ("skein"), from Old High German *fitjâ. Compare Welsh peth, Breton pez ("thing"), Irish cuid. Compare French pièce, Portuguese peça, Spanish pieza.

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