apiece


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

a·piece

 (ə-pēs′)
adv.
To or for each one; each: There is enough bread for everyone to have two slices apiece.

[Middle English a pece : a, a; see a2 + pece, piece; see piece.]

apiece

(əˈpiːs)
adv
(postpositive) for, to, or from each one: they were given two apples apiece.

a•piece

(əˈpis)

adv.
for each one; each: The muffins were a dollar apiece.
[1425–75; late Middle English a pease. See a2, piece]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.apiece - to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)apiece - to or from every one of two or more (considered individually); "they received $10 each"

apiece

adverb each, individually, separately, for each, to each, respectively, from each, severally He and I had two fish apiece.
together, overall, collectively, all together, en masse, as a group
Translations
لِكُل واحِد
každý
hver
hver, hvor, á mann
kiekvienam
gabalākatram
adam başınaher birine

apiece

[əˈpiːs] ADV (= for each person) → cada uno/a; (= for each thing) → cada uno/a
they had a gun apiecetenía cada uno un revólver
he gave them an apple apiecedio una manzana a cada uno
the rule is a dollar apiecela regla es un dólar por cabeza or persona

apiece

[əˈpiːs] adv
(= for each person) → chacun(e)
(= for each item) → chacun(e)

apiece

advpro Stück; (= per person)pro Person; I gave them two apieceich gab ihnen je zwei; they had two cakes apiecesie hatten jeder zwei Kuchen

apiece

[əˈpiːs] advciascuno/a
he gave them £10 apiece → ha dato loro dieci sterline (per) ciascuno
these pens sell at 90p apiece → queste penne si vendono a 90 pence l'una

apiece

(əˈpiːs) adverb
to, for, by etc each one of a group. They got two chocolates apiece.
References in classic literature ?
The smallness of the company made it necessary for the two principal actors to take several parts apiece, and they certainly deserved some credit for the hard work they did in learning three or four different parts, whisking in and out of various costumes, and managing the stage besides.
So one morning they were given a quarter apiece and a roll with a sausage in it, and, with their minds top-heavy with good advice, were sent out to make their way to the city and learn to sell newspapers.
Set up my niggers to run away; got off two gals, worth eight hundred or a thousand apiece.
These shirts cost me nothing but just the mere trifle for the materials -- I furnished those myself, it would not have been right to make him do that -- and they sold like smoke to pilgrims at a dollar and a half apiece, which was the price of fifty cows or a blooded race horse in Arthurdom.
I asked if he meant to signify by this that our men were to be allowed but one shot apiece.
Some of 'em's worth twenty dol- lars apiece -- there ain't any, hardly, but's worth six bits or a dollar.
I have heard him speak with great animation of a large family of young ladies that his sisters are intimate with, who have all twenty thousand pounds apiece.
Then, he melted into parental tenderness, and gave them a shilling apiece and told them to go and play; and then as they went out, with one very strong effort to lift himself up by the hair he dismissed the hopeless subject.
Pork, powder, and biscuit was the cargo, with only a musket and a cutlass apiece for the squire and me and Redruth and the captain.
This agreement gave Bell, Hubbard and Sanders a three-tenths interest apiece in the patents, and Watson one-tenth.
As soon as we had come to an understanding, and made choice of our professions, my father embraced us all, and in the short time he mentioned carried into effect all he had promised; and when he had given to each his share, which as well as I remember was three thousand ducats apiece in cash (for an uncle of ours bought the estate and paid for it down, not to let it go out of the family), we all three on the same day took leave of our good father; and at the same time, as it seemed to me inhuman to leave my father with such scanty means in his old age, I induced him to take two of my three thousand ducats, as the remainder would be enough to provide me with all a soldier needed.
O'Reilly," said the duke, leading him into the chapel, "look at these diamond studs, and tell me what they are worth apiece.