pie


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

PIE

abbr.
Proto-Indo-European

pie 1

 (pī)
n.
1. A dish composed of fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients baked over, under, or surrounded by a crust of pastry or other dough.
2. A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling.
3. Informal A pizza.
4. Something similar to or resembling pie: mud pie.
5. A whole that can be portioned out: "That would ... enlarge the economic pie by making the most productive use of every investment dollar" (New York Times).
Idiom:
pie in the sky
An empty wish or promise: "To outlaw deficits ... is pie in the sky" (Howard H. Baker, Jr.).

[Middle English.]

pie 2

 (pī)
n.
See magpie.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pīca.]

pie 3

 (pī)
n.
A former unit of currency of India.

[Hindi pā'ī, from Sanskrit pādikā, quarter, from pāt, pad-, foot, leg; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pie 4

 (pī)
n.
An almanac of services used in the English church before the Reformation.

[Medieval Latin pīca.]

pie 5

 (pī)
n. & v. Printing
Variant of pi2.

pie

(paɪ)
n
1. (Cookery) a baked food consisting of a sweet or savoury filling in a pastry-lined dish, often covered with a pastry crust
2. have a finger in the pie
a. to have an interest in or take part in some activity
b. to meddle or interfere
3. pie in the sky illusory hope or promise of some future good; false optimism
[C14: of obscure origin]

pie

(paɪ)
n
(Animals) an archaic or dialect name for magpie
[C13: via Old French from Latin pīca magpie; related to Latin pīcus woodpecker]

pie

(paɪ)
n, vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a variant spelling of pi2

pie

(paɪ)
n
(Currencies) a very small former Indian coin worth one third of a pice
[C19: from Hindi pā'ī, from Sanskrit pādikā a fourth]

pie

(paɪ) or

pye

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) history a book for finding the Church service for any particular day
[C15: from Medieval Latin pica almanac; see pica1]

pie

(paɪ)
adj
be pie on informal NZ to be keen on
[from Māori pai ana]

pie1

(paɪ)

n.
1. a pastry crust filled with fruit, meat, pudding, etc., and baked, often with a top crust.
2. a layer cake with a cream or custard filling: Boston cream pie.
3. a total or whole that can be divided: They want a bigger part of the profit pie.
4. an activity or affair: I'm sure he had a finger in the pie.
Idioms:
pie in the sky, the illusory prospect of future benefits.
[1275–1325; Middle English; of obscure orig.]

pie3

(paɪ)

n., v.t. pied, pie•ing.

PIE

Proto-Indo-European.

pie

  • chiffon - First a fabric, then a type of pie.
  • egg wash - Egg and milk or water brushed on bread, pie, etc. before baking is called egg wash.
  • pizza - Literally "pie" in Italian, making "pizza pie" redundant. It’s plural is pizza.
  • lid - The top crust of a pie.

Pie

 a collection of things made up into a heap; a confused mass; a collection of rules.
Examples: pie of coals, 1526; of green fodder, 1887; of mangolds, 1848; of manure; of potatoes, 1791; of unsorted type (as when a printing forme has been broken down).

pie


Past participle: pied
Gerund: pieing

Imperative
pie
pie
Present
I pie
you pie
he/she/it pies
we pie
you pie
they pie
Preterite
I pied
you pied
he/she/it pied
we pied
you pied
they pied
Present Continuous
I am pieing
you are pieing
he/she/it is pieing
we are pieing
you are pieing
they are pieing
Present Perfect
I have pied
you have pied
he/she/it has pied
we have pied
you have pied
they have pied
Past Continuous
I was pieing
you were pieing
he/she/it was pieing
we were pieing
you were pieing
they were pieing
Past Perfect
I had pied
you had pied
he/she/it had pied
we had pied
you had pied
they had pied
Future
I will pie
you will pie
he/she/it will pie
we will pie
you will pie
they will pie
Future Perfect
I will have pied
you will have pied
he/she/it will have pied
we will have pied
you will have pied
they will have pied
Future Continuous
I will be pieing
you will be pieing
he/she/it will be pieing
we will be pieing
you will be pieing
they will be pieing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pieing
you have been pieing
he/she/it has been pieing
we have been pieing
you have been pieing
they have been pieing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pieing
you will have been pieing
he/she/it will have been pieing
we will have been pieing
you will have been pieing
they will have been pieing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pieing
you had been pieing
he/she/it had been pieing
we had been pieing
you had been pieing
they had been pieing
Conditional
I would pie
you would pie
he/she/it would pie
we would pie
you would pie
they would pie
Past Conditional
I would have pied
you would have pied
he/she/it would have pied
we would have pied
you would have pied
they would have pied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pie - dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry toppie - dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
tart - a small open pie with a fruit filling
deep-dish pie, cobbler - a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
shoofly pie - open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
mince pie - pie containing mincemeat
apple pie - pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
lemon meringue pie - pie containing lemon custard and topped with meringue
blueberry pie - pie containing blueberries and sugar
rhubarb pie - pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
pecan pie - pie made of pecans and sugar and corn syrup and butter and eggs
pumpkin pie - pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
squash pie - similar to pumpkin pie but made with winter squash instead of pumpkin
patty - small pie or pasty
meat pie - pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
2.PIE - a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia

pie

noun tart, pasty, quiche, tartlet blueberry pie
pie in the sky a false hope, a fantasy, an illusion, a mirage, a delusion, a pipe dream, a daydream, an unrealizable dream, a castle in the sky The deadline seemed like pie in the sky.
Translations
فَطِيرَةفَطيرَه
koláčpečivo s náplnípirohzávin
tærtepizza
piirakkapiirastorttukakuttaa
pita
pitetészta
kue pai
baka
パイピザパイ
파이
nieko tikrapyragastušti pažadai
pīrāgs
plăcintă
pečivo/koláč s plnkou
pita
pajpizzatårta
ขนมพาย
böreketli börekturta
bánh

pie

[paɪ]
A. N [of fruit] → tarta f, pay m (LAm); [of meat, fish etc] (= large) → pastel m; (= small) → empanada f
it's as easy as piees pan comido
it's all pie in the skyson castillos en el aire, es pura ilusión
to eat humble pietragarse el orgullo y pedir perdón, morder el polvo
see also finger A1
B. CPD pie chart N (Math, Comput) → gráfico m de sectores, gráfico m circular

pie

[ˈpaɪ] n
(made with fruit)tarte f
an apple pie → une tarte aux pommes
(savoury)tourte m
vegetable pie → tourte m aux légumes
pie in the sky → des chimères
(US) (= cake) → gâteau f

pie

nPastete f; (sweet) → Obstkuchen m; (individual) → Tortelett nt; that’s all pie in the sky (inf)das sind nur verrückte Ideen; as nice/sweet as pie (inf)superfreundlich (inf); as easy as pie (inf)kinderleicht; she’s got a finger in every pie (fig inf)sie hat überall ihre Finger drin (inf)

pie

:
pie chart
nKreisdiagramm nt
piecrust
nTeigdecke f

pie

:
pie-eater
n (Austral inf: = nonentity) → Null f (inf)
pie-eyed
adj (inf)blau (wie ein Veilchen) (inf)
pie-flinging
n (inf: in films) → Tortenschlacht f (inf)

pie

[paɪ] n (of fruit) → torta; (of fish, meat) → pasticcio in crosta
as easy as pie (fam) → (facile) come bere un bicchier d'acqua
that's pie in the sky → sono castelli in aria

pie

(pai) noun
food baked in a covering of pastry. a steak/apple pie.
pie in the sky
something good promised for the future but which one is not certain or likely to get. He says he will get a well-paid job but it's just pie in the sky.

pie

فَطِيرَة koláč tærte Pastete πίτα pastel piirakka tarte pita torta パイ 파이 taart pai ciasto torta пирог paj ขนมพาย börek bánh 馅饼
References in classic literature ?
Why, I shouldn't sleep a wink for a week, if I had a batch of pies like dem ar.
Order whatever you like for supper -- the only thing I specify is one of those pies; and tell the confectioner that I will promise him my custom if he excels this time in his pies -- not only now, but when I leave my prison.
Steene had prepared her mince-meat, and had devoted much butter, fine flour, and labour, to the making of a batch of pies in the morning; but they proved to be so very heavy when they came out of the oven, that she could only think with trembling of the moment when her husband should catch sight of them on the supper-table.
It made them nervous and excited, and they stepped on things, and put things behind them, and then couldn't find them when they wanted them; and they packed the pies at the bottom, and put heavy things on top, and smashed the pies in.
A Cossack who accompanied him had handed him a knapsack and a flask, and Nesvitski was treating some officers to pies and real doppelkummel.
The pumpkin-headed man welcomed his visitors joyfully and offered them several delicious pumpkin pies to eat.
I don't indulge in pumpkin pies myself, for two reasons," he said.
and will she wear a white apron and make pies and puddings?
I don't know about the white apron, but I dare say she will make pies and puddings now and then; but that will be no great hardship, as she has done it before.
She said she had taken the prize for lemon pies at the Charlottetown Exhibition ten years ago and had never made any since for fear of losing her reputation for them.
It appeared that there were no pies left, nor even any chicken.
I lodged in the same house vith a pieman once, sir, and a wery nice man he was--reg'lar clever chap, too--make pies out o' anything, he could.