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piece

 (pēs)
n.
1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion: a piece of string.
2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole: a piece of pie.
3. An object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
4. An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition: "They are lively and well-plotted pieces, both in prose" (Tucker Brooke).
5. An instance; a specimen: a piece of sheer folly.
6. What one has to say about something; an opinion: speak one's piece.
7. A coin: a ten-cent piece.
8. Games
a. One of the counters or figures used in playing various board games.
b. Any one of the chess figures other than a pawn.
9. Slang A firearm, especially a rifle.
10. Informal A given distance: "There was farm country down the road on the right a piece" (James Agee).
tr.v. pieced, piec·ing, piec·es
1. To mend by adding pieces or a piece to: piece a dress.
2. To join or unite the pieces of: He pieced together the vase. She pieced together an account of what had gone on during the stormy meeting.
Idioms:
a piece of (one's) mind
Frank and severe criticism; censure.
of a piece
Belonging to the same class or kind.
piece by piece
In stages: took the clock apart piece by piece.
piece of ass Vulgar Slang
A person, especially a woman, considered sexually attractive.
piece of cake
Informal Something very easy to do.
piece of the action Slang
A share of an activity or of profits: "a piece of the action in a Florida land deal" (Shana Alexander).
piece of work
A remarkable person, achievement, or product: "He's a very tough piece of work" (Ted Koppel).

[Middle English pece, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *pettia, probably of Celtic origin.]

piece

(piːs)
n
1. an amount or portion forming a separate mass or structure; bit: a piece of wood.
2. a small part, item, or amount forming part of a whole, esp when broken off or separated: a piece of bread.
3. (Commerce) a length by which a commodity is sold, esp cloth, wallpaper, etc
4. an instance or occurrence: a piece of luck.
5. slang a girl or woman regarded as an object of sexual attraction: a nice piece.
6. an example or specimen of a style or type, such as an article of furniture: a beautiful piece of Dresden china.
7. informal an opinion or point of view: to state one's piece.
8. (Art Terms) a literary, musical, or artistic composition
9. (Currencies) a coin having a value as specified: fifty-pence piece.
10. (Games, other than specified) a small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp board games: chess pieces.
11. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a firearm or cannon
b. (in combination): fowling-piece.
12. (Chess & Draughts) any chessman other than a pawn
13. US and Canadian a short time or distance: down the road a piece.
14. (Cookery) dialect
a. a slice of bread or a sandwich
b. a packed lunch taken to work, school, etc
15. (Textiles) (usually plural) Austral and NZ fragments of fleece wool. See also oddment2
16. give someone a piece of one's mind informal to criticize or censure someone frankly or vehemently
17. go to pieces
a. (of a person) to lose control of oneself; have a breakdown
b. (of a building, organization, etc) to disintegrate
18. nasty piece of work informal Brit a cruel or mean person
19. of a piece of the same kind; alike
20. piece of cake informal something easily obtained or achieved
vb (tr)
21. (often foll by together) to fit or assemble piece by piece
22. (Knitting & Sewing) (often foll by up) to patch or make up (a garment) by adding pieces
23. (Textiles) textiles to join (broken threads) during spinning
[C13 pece, from Old French, of Gaulish origin; compare Breton pez piece, Welsh peth portion]

piece

(pis)

n., v. pieced, piec•ing. n.
1. a limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land.
2. a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body: a piece of lumber.
3. a portion or quantity of a whole: a piece of pie.
4. a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market: cloth sold by the piece.
5. an amount of work forming a single job: to be paid by the piece.
6. an example of artistic creativity or workmanship, as a painting or a musical or literary composition.
7.
a. one of the figures, disks, or the like, used in playing a board game.
b. (in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn.
8. an individual thing of a particular class or set: a piece of furniture.
9. an example, specimen, or instance of something: a fine piece of work.
10. a part, fragment, or shred: to tear a letter into pieces.
11. one's opinion or thoughts on a subject.
12.
a. a soldier's rifle, pistol, etc.
b. a cannon or other unit of ordnance: field piece.
13. a coin: a five-cent piece.
14. Midland and Southern U.S. a distance: down the road a piece.
15. Also called piece′ of ass′. Vulgar Slang.
a. coitus.
b. Usually Offensive. a person considered as a partner in coitus.
v.t.
16. to mend by adding a piece or pieces; patch.
17. to complete or extend by an added piece or something additional (often fol. by out): to piece out a library with new books.
18. to make by or as if by joining pieces (often fol. by together): to piece together a musical program.
19. to join together, as pieces or parts.
20. to join as a piece or addition to something: to piece new wire into the cable.
21. to assemble into a meaningful whole by combining available facts, information, etc.
Idioms:
1. go to pieces,
a. to break into fragments.
b. to lose control of oneself; become emotionally or physically upset.
2. of a piece, of the same kind; harmonious; consistent. Also, of one piece.
3. piece of cake, Informal. something easily done.
4. piece of one's mind, a sharp rebuke or scolding.
5. piece of the action, Informal. a share of the profits.
[1175–1225; Middle English pece < Old French < Gaulish *pettia; akin to Breton pez piece, Welsh, Cornish peth thing]
piec′er, n.
usage: Definitions 21a and 21b are vulgar slang. Definition 21b is usually perceived as insulting.

Piece

 a portion or quantity; a length.
Examples: piece of calico (ten yards); of muslin (twelve yards).

piece


Past participle: pieced
Gerund: piecing

Imperative
piece
piece
Present
I piece
you piece
he/she/it pieces
we piece
you piece
they piece
Preterite
I pieced
you pieced
he/she/it pieced
we pieced
you pieced
they pieced
Present Continuous
I am piecing
you are piecing
he/she/it is piecing
we are piecing
you are piecing
they are piecing
Present Perfect
I have pieced
you have pieced
he/she/it has pieced
we have pieced
you have pieced
they have pieced
Past Continuous
I was piecing
you were piecing
he/she/it was piecing
we were piecing
you were piecing
they were piecing
Past Perfect
I had pieced
you had pieced
he/she/it had pieced
we had pieced
you had pieced
they had pieced
Future
I will piece
you will piece
he/she/it will piece
we will piece
you will piece
they will piece
Future Perfect
I will have pieced
you will have pieced
he/she/it will have pieced
we will have pieced
you will have pieced
they will have pieced
Future Continuous
I will be piecing
you will be piecing
he/she/it will be piecing
we will be piecing
you will be piecing
they will be piecing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been piecing
you have been piecing
he/she/it has been piecing
we have been piecing
you have been piecing
they have been piecing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been piecing
you will have been piecing
he/she/it will have been piecing
we will have been piecing
you will have been piecing
they will have been piecing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been piecing
you had been piecing
he/she/it had been piecing
we had been piecing
you had been piecing
they had been piecing
Conditional
I would piece
you would piece
he/she/it would piece
we would piece
you would piece
they would piece
Past Conditional
I would have pieced
you would have pieced
he/she/it would have pieced
we would have pieced
you would have pieced
they would have pieced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piece - a separate part of a wholepiece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
scrap - a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used; "she jotted it on a scrap of paper"; "there was not a scrap left"
shard, sherd, fragment - a broken piece of a brittle artifact
snip, snippet, snipping - a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
spindle - a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.
2.piece - an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china";
item - a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
3.piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
corpus - the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
acicula - a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystal; as a spine or bristle or crystal
base - the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain"
corner - a projecting part where two sides or edges meet; "he knocked off the corners"
craton - the part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian
cutting - a piece cut off from the main part of something
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
hunk, lump - a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal"
nub, stub - a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
segment - one of the parts into which something naturally divides; "a segment of an orange"
slice - a thin flat piece cut off of some object
strip - a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
building block, unit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
world - a part of the earth that can be considered separately; "the outdoor world"; "the world of insects"
4.piece - a musical work that has been createdpiece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
morceau - a short literary or musical composition
sheet music - a musical composition in printed or written form; "she turned the pages of the music as he played"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical arrangement, arrangement - a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
realisation, realization - a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
intermezzo - a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
introit - a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
solo - a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
duette, duo, duet - a musical composition for two performers
trio - a musical composition for three performers
quartette, quartet - a musical composition for four performers
quintet, quintette - a musical composition for five performers
sextet, sextette, sestet - a musical composition written for six performers
septette, septet - a musical composition written for seven performers
octette, octet - a musical composition written for eight performers
bagatelle - a light piece of music for piano
divertimento, serenade - a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
canon - a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
etude - a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity
idyl, pastoral, pastorale, idyll - a musical composition that evokes rural life
toccata - a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
fantasia - a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
largo - (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
larghetto - (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
suite - a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
symphonic poem, tone poem - an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
medley, pastiche, potpourri - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
nocturne, notturno - a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
study - a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
capriccio - an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
motet - an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century
program music, programme music - musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
incidental music - music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
5.piece - an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
case, instance, example - an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
6.piece - an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
morceau - a short literary or musical composition
afterpiece - a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play
fragment - an incomplete piece; "fragments of a play"
hiatus - a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
7.piece - a portable gunpiece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
autoloader, self-loader - a firearm that reloads itself
firing pin - striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
lock - a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
muzzle loader - an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
repeating firearm, repeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
rifle - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
riot gun - a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death
scattergun, shotgun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
sights - an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
smoothbore - a firearm that has no rifling
.22, twenty-two - a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
8.piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
cutlet, escallop, scollop, scallop - thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
fish filet, fish fillet, filet, fillet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
9.piece - a distance; "it is down the road a piece"
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
10.piece - a work of art of some artistic valuepiece - a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
virtu - objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
11.piece - 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"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
cold snap, cold spell - a spell of cold weather
hot spell - a spell of hot weather
snap - a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
12.piece - a share of somethingpiece - a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
13.piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board gamespiece - 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"
black - (board games) the darker pieces
chequer, checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
tile - game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.
white - (board games) the lighter pieces
Verb1.piece - to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
vamp, vamp up - piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"
2.piece - create by putting components or members togetherpiece - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
comfit, confection, confect - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
mix up, jumble, confuse - assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
reassemble - assemble once again, after taking something apart
configure - set up for a particular purpose; "configure my new computer"; "configure a plane for a combat mission"
compound - create by mixing or combining
rig up - erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure; "Can he rig up a P.A. system?"
3.piece - join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
splice - join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
4.piece - eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
5.piece - repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

piece

noun
1. bit, section, slice, part, share, division, block, length, quantity, scrap, segment, portion, fragment, fraction, chunk, wedge, shred, slab, mouthful, morsel, wodge (Brit. informal) Another piece of cake? a piece of wood
2. component, part, section, bit, unit, segment, constituent, module The equipment was taken down the shaft in pieces.
3. stretch, area, spread, tract, expanse People struggle to get the best piece of land
4. instance, case, example, sample, specimen, occurrence a highly complex piece of legislation
5. item, report, story, bit (informal), study, production, review, article There was a piece about him on television.
6. composition, work, production, opus an orchestral piece
7. work of art, work, creation The cabinets display a wide variety of porcelain pieces.
8. share, cut (informal), slice, percentage, quantity, portion, quota, fraction, allotment, subdivision They got a small piece of the net profits.
give someone a piece of your mind tell someone off, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, lecture, carpet (informal), censure, scold, berate, chide, tear into (informal), read the riot act to, reprove, upbraid, take someone to task, tick someone off (informal), bawl someone out (informal), chew someone out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear someone off a strip (Brit. informal), give someone a piece of your mind, haul someone over the coals (informal), give someone a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal) I'd like to give that man a piece of my mind.
go or fall to pieces break down, fall apart, disintegrate, lose control, crumple, crack up (informal), have a breakdown, lose your head She went to pieces when her husband died.
in one piece
1. alive, safe, unscathed, unhurt, uninjured, safe and sound We were lucky to get out of there in one piece.
2. intact, whole, entire, untouched, unmarked, unbroken, unharmed, undamaged, unspoiled After the explosion, my house was still in one piece.
in pieces smashed, broken, shattered, damaged, ruined, bust (informal), disintegrated, in bits, in smithereens The bowl was lying in pieces on the floor.
of a piece (with) like, the same (as), similar (to), consistent (with), identical (to), analogous (to), of the same kind (as) These essays are of a piece with his earlier work. Thirties design and architecture was all of a piece.
piece something together
1. work out, understand, figure out, make out, see, suss out (slang), fathom out Frank was beginning to piece together what had happened.
2. mend, unite, join, fix, restore, repair, patch (together), assemble, compose Doctors painstakingly pieced together the broken bones.
take or tear or pull something or someone to pieces criticize, attack, pan (informal), condemn, slam (informal), flame (informal), rubbish (Brit. informal), savage, slate (Brit. informal), censure, maul, denigrate, pillory, slag off (Brit. informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), find fault with, lambaste, give a bad press to Every one of his decisions was pulled to pieces.

piece

noun
1. One of the parts into which something is divided:
2. One's proper or expected function in a common effort:
3. A part severed from a whole:
4. A small portion of food:
Informal: bite.
5. Something that is the result of creative effort:
6. A usually brief detail of news or information:
7. Informal. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space:
Informal: way.
Translations
قِطْعَةقِطْعة او حَجر في لُعْبَة الشَّطْرَنْجقِطْعَةٌ موسيقيَّةٌ او كِتابيَّهقِطْعَهقِطْعَه نُقود
kuskámenmincečlánekfigura
stykkebrikdelindlægmønt
palaromuaseosa
komad
darabpénzdarabzenedarab
blaî; fréttastúfurbútur, sneiî, stykki, hlutipeningur, mynttaflmaîurverk, stykki; grein
一つ
한 조각
fragmentumfrustummicapars
dalimisdaromas dalimisdaromas palaipsniuigabalėliaisį gabalus
daļadarbsfigūragabalskauliņš
kosprimerekskladbadeldelo
častdeokomadparče
bitnyp
ชิ้นส่วน
miếng

piece

[piːs]
A. N
1. (= fragment) → trozo m, pedazo m
to come to pieceshacerse pedazos, romperse
to fall to piecescaerse a pedazos, romperse
my watch lay in pieces on the pavementmi reloj quedó destrozado en la acera, mi reloj quedó en la acera hecho pedazos
his life lay in piecessu vida estaba destrozada
a piece of sth a piece of breadun trozo or un pedazo de pan
a piece of cakeuna porción or un trozo de tarta
another piece of cake?¿quieres más tarta?
a piece of cheese/glassun trozo de queso/cristal
a piece of paperun trozo or una hoja de papel, un papel
a piece of stringun trozo de cuerda, un cabo
a piece of toastuna tostada
I've got a piece of grit in my eyetengo una mota en el ojo
(all) in one piece the vase is still in one pieceel jarrón sigue intacto
we got back all in one piecellegamos sanos y salvos
he had a nasty fall but he's still in one piecesufrió una mala caída pero no le pasó nada
it is made (all) in one pieceestá hecho de una sola pieza
to pick or pull sth to pieces [+ argument, theory] → echar por tierra algo
to smash (sth) to pieces the glass fell off the table and smashed to piecesel vasó se cayó de la mesa y se hizo añicos
I smashed the vase to piecesrompí el jarrón en mil pedazos, hice el jarrón añicos
the boat was smashed to pieces on the rocksel barco se estrelló contra las rocas y se hizo añicos
to go to pieces [person] (= break down) → quedar deshecho, quedar hecho pedazos; (= lose one's grip) → desquiciarse
she went to pieces when Arnie diedquedó deshecha or hecha pedazos cuando Arnie murió
every time he's faced with a problem he goes to piecescada vez que se ve ante un problema se desquicia or el pánico se apodera de él
it's a piece of cakees pan comido
to give sb a piece of one's minddecir cuatro verdades a algn, cantar las cuarenta a algn
he got a piece of my mindle dije cuatro verdades, le canté las cuarenta
to pick up the pieces they always leave me to pick up the piecessiempre me toca sacarles las castañas del fuego, siempre dejan que sea yo el que pague los platos rotos
she never picked up the pieces after her fiancé diednunca logró superar la muerte de su prometido, nunca rehizo realmente su vida después de la muerte de su prometido
see also action A4
see also nasty A4
see also thrill
2. (= part, member of a set) → pieza f
piece by piecepieza por or a pieza
it comes to piecesse desmonta, es desmontable
(all) of a piece Dostoyevsky's life and work are of a piecela vida y las obras de Dostoyevsky son uno y lo mismo
Amy was putting the pieces together nowahora Amy estaba juntando or atando los cabos
to take sth to piecesdesmontar or desarmar algo
3. (as suffix)
a four-piece bandun grupo de cuatro músicos
a three-piece suitun traje con chaleco
a three-piece suiteun juego de sofá y dos butacas, un tresillo (Sp)
a fifteen-piece tea setun juego de té de quince piezas
4. (= item)
a piece of adviceun consejo
to sell sth by the piecevender algo suelto
a piece of clothinguna prenda (de vestir)
a piece of equipmentun aparato
a piece of evidenceuna prueba
a piece of furnitureun mueble
a piece of informationun dato
a piece of legislationuna ley
you are allowed two pieces of luggagese le permite llevar dos bultos
a piece of newsuna noticia
your essay was a sloppy piece of worktu redacción deja mucho que desear
see also history, land A2
5. (= instance)
it was a piece of luckfue una suerte
what a piece of luck you called roundqué suerte que te hayas pasado por aquí
6. (= composition) (Press) → artículo m (Mus, Art, Theat) → pieza f
a piano pieceuna pieza para piano
to say one's piecedecir uno lo que tiene que decir
see also museum, party C
see also period B
7. (Mil)
artillery pieces, pieces of artillerypiezas fpl de artillería
8. (in chess) → pieza f; (in draughts, backgammon) → ficha f
9. (= coin) → moneda f
a 10 pence pieceuna moneda de 10 peniques
a piece of eightun real de a ocho
10. (US) (= distance) his place is down the road a piecesu casa está un poco más allá bajando la calle
11. (o.f., offensive) (= woman) → tipa f, tía f (Sp)
a nice little pieceuna tía buena (Sp) , una tipaza
B. CPD piece rate N (Comm) → tarifa f por pieza
they are on piece ratesles pagan por pieza or a destajo
piece together VT + ADV [+ jigsaw puzzle, events] → reconstruir; [+ plan, strategy] → concebir
she pieced together the torn-up letterreconstruyó la carta que estaba hecha pedazos
we eventually pieced together what had happenedpor fin logramos atar todos los cabos de lo que había pasado

piece

[ˈpiːs]
n
(= bit) → morceau m
A small piece, please → Un petit morceau, s'il vous plaît.
piece by piece → morceau par morceau
to chop sth into pieces [+ meat, vegetables] → couper qch en morceaux
Chop the meat into small pieces → Coupez la viande en petits morceaux.
to be in pieces (= broken) → être en pièces
to tear sth into pieces [+ letter, paper] → déchirer qch en morceaux
to tear sb to pieces (= criticize severely) → étriller qn
(= slice) → morceau m
Would you like another piece of cake? → Voulez-vous un autre morceau de gâteau ?
[cloth, carpet] → morceau m
(= article) → article m
There was a piece about him in The Times → Il y avait un article sur lui dans le Times.
[music] → morceau m
a piece of music → un morceau, un morceau de musique
(= art work) → pièce f
(= part of whole) → pièce f
He assembled the rifle piece by piece → Il remonta le fusil pièce par pièce.
to be in pieces [thing] (= be dismantled) → être en pièces (= not yet assembled) → être en pièces détachées
His bicycle was lying in pieces in the garage → Les pièces de sa bicyclette jonchaient le garage.
to take sth to pieces (= dismantle) → démonter qch
He took the engine to pieces and reassembled it → Il a démonté le moteur et l'a remonté.
to pick up the pieces (= get back to normal) → recoller les morceaux
to go to pieces [person] (= lose control) → s'effondrer
to be in pieces [person] (= in a terrible state) → être effondré(e)
She was totally in pieces → Elle était totalement effondrée.
[land] → parcelle f
(= item) a piece of clothing → un vêtement
What essential piece of clothing would you take? → Quel vêtement indispensable emporteriez-vous ?
a piece of machinery → une machine
What's this piece of machinery for? → À quoi sert cette machine ? piece of furniture, piece of advice, piece of paper, piece of research
(= coin) (British)pièce f
a 10p piece → une pièce de 10 pence
(for game)pion m
[jigsaw] → pièce f
the pieces of the jigsaw (also fig)les pièces du puzzle
(= intact) to be in one piece [object] (= not broken) → être en un seul morceau
still in one piece → encore en un seul morceau; [person] (= not injured) → être en un seul morceau
still in one piece → encore en un seul morceau
to get back all in one piece (person)arriver en un seul morceau
to say one's piece → réciter son morceau
to give sb a piece of one's mind → dire ses quatre vérités à qn
How very thoughtless. I'll give him a piece of my mind → Quel manque de tact. Je vais lui dire ses quatre vérités.
to be all of a piece → être d'un seul tenant
a nasty piece of work (British) (= nasty person) → un sale individu
piece together
vt sep
[+ facts, events, actions] → reconstituer
She had not yet been able to piece together exactly what had happened → Elle n'avait pas encore pu reconstituer exactement ce qui s'était passé.
They've pieced together his movements for the last few days before his death → Ils ont reconstitué ses faits et gestes pendant les quelques jours qui ont précédé sa mort.
[+ fragments, elements] → reconstituer

piece

n
Stück nt; (= part, member of a set)Teil nt; (= component part)Einzelteil nt; (= fragment: of glass, pottery etc) → Scherbe f; (in draughts etc) → Stein m; (in chess) → Figur f; (Press: = article) → Artikel m; (Mil) → Geschütz nt; (= firearm)Waffe f; (= coin)Münze f; a 50p pieceein 50-Pence-Stück, eine 50-Pence-Münze; a piece of cake/land/paperein Stück ntKuchen/Land/Papier; a piece of furniture/luggage/clothingein Möbel-/Gepäck-/Kleidungsstück nt; a seven-piece bandeine siebenköpfige Band; a 30-piece dinner serviceein dreißigteiliges Speiseservice; a piece of newseine Nachricht; a piece of informationeine Information; a piece of adviceein Rat m; a piece of luckein Glücksfall m; by a piece of good luckglücklicherweise; a piece of nonsenseUnsinn m; a piece of workeine Arbeit; piece by pieceStück für Stück; to be sold by the piecestückweise verkauft werden; to take something to piecesetw in seine Einzelteile zerlegen; to come to pieces (collapsible furniture etc)sich auseinandernehmen or zerlegen lassen; to come or fall to pieces (broken chair, old book etc)auseinanderfallen; (glass, pottery)zerbrechen; to be in pieces (= taken apart)(in Einzelteile) zerlegt sein; (= broken: vase etc) → in Scherben sein, zerbrochen sein; to smash something to piecesetw kaputt schlagen; he tore the letter (in)to pieceser zerriss den Brief (in Stücke or Fetzen); he tore me to pieces during the debateer zerriss mich förmlich während der Debatte; to put together the pieces of a mysterydie einzelnen Teile eines Rätsels zusammenfügen; he said his piece very nicely (poem etc) → er hat das sehr nett vorgetragen; to recite a pieceetwas aufsagen; a piano pieceein Klavierstück nt; down the road a piece (US inf) → ein Stückchen die Straße runter (inf) ? bit2 N a
(phrases) to go to pieces (= crack up)durchdrehen (inf); (= lose grip)die Kontrolle verlieren; (sportsman, team) → abbauen (inf); he’s going to piecesmit ihm gehts bergab; his confidence is shot to pieces (inf)sein Selbstvertrauen ist am Boden or völlig zerstört; all in one piece (= intact)heil, unversehrt; are you still in one piece after your trip?hast du deine Reise heil überstanden?; it’s all of a piece with his usual behaviourso benimmt er sich immer; his behaviour is all of a piecesein Verhalten ist konsequent; to give somebody a piece of one’s mindjdm gehörig or ordentlich die Meinung sagen; he got a piece of my mindich habe ihm meine Meinung gesagt, ich habe ihm Bescheid gestoßen (inf); to say one’s pieceseine Meinung sagen
(inf: = woman) → Tussi f (sl)

piece

:
piece goods
pl (Sew) → Meterware f, → Schnittware f
piecemeal
advStück für Stück, stückweise; (= haphazardly)kunterbunt durcheinander
adjstückweise; (= haphazard)wenig systematisch; in piece fashionauf unsystematische Weise
piece rate
nAkkordlohnsatz m
piece to camera
n (TV) → Szene fdirekt in die Kamera; to do a piecein die Kamera sprechen
piece wages
plAkkordlohn m, → Stücklohn m
piecework
nAkkordarbeit f; to be on pieceim Akkord arbeiten
pieceworker
nAkkordarbeiter(in) m(f)

piece

[piːs] n
a. (gen, also) (Chess) → pezzo; (smaller) → pezzetto; (of land) → appezzamento; (fragment) → frammento (Draughts) → pedina; (item) a piece of furniture/clothing/adviceun mobile/indumento/consiglio
a piece of news/poetry → una notizia/poesia
a piece of luck → un colpo di fortuna
a 10p piece (Brit) → una moneta da 10 pence
a six-piece band → un complesso di sei strumentisti
a 21-piece tea set → un servizio da tè per 6 persone
a piano piece → un pezzo or componimento per piano
it is made all in one piece → è fatto in un pezzo solo
in one piece (object) → intatto/a
to get back all in one piece (person) → tornare a casa incolume or sano/a e salvo/a
piece by piece → poco alla volta
to be in pieces (taken apart) → essere smontato/a (broken) → essere a pezzi
to take sth to pieces → smontare qc
to come or fall to pieces → sfasciarsi
to smash sth to pieces → mandare in frantumi or in mille pezzi qc
to go to pieces (fig) → crollare
to say one's piece → dire la propria
to give sb a piece of one's mind → dire a qn il fatto suo
b. (fam) she was a flighty pieceera una donna volubile
piece together vt + adv (also) (fig) → ricostruire

piece

(piːs) noun
1. a part of anything. a piece of cake; He examined it carefully piece by piece (= each piece separately).
2. a single thing or example of something. a piece of paper; a piece of news.
3. a composition in music, writing (an article, short story etc), drama, sculpture etc. He wrote a piece on social reform in the local newspaper.
4. a coin of a particular value. a five-pence piece.
5. in chess, draughts and other games, a small shape made of wood, metal, plastic etc that is moved according to the rules of the game.
ˌpieceˈmeal adverb
a little bit at a time; not as a whole. He did the work piecemeal.
adjective
done etc in this way. He has a rather piecemeal way of working.
go (all) to pieces
(of a person) to collapse physically or nervously. She went to pieces when her husband died.
in pieces
1. with its various parts not joined together. The bed is delivered in pieces and the customer has to put it together himself.
2. broken. The vase was lying in pieces on the floor.
piece together
to put (the pieces of something) together. They tried to piece together the fragments of the broken vase.
to pieces
into separate, usually small pieces, or into the various parts from which (something) is made. It was so old, it fell to pieces when I touched it.

piece

قِطْعَة kus stykke Stück κομμάτι pedazo pala morceau komad pezzo 一つ 한 조각 stukje stykke kawałek pedaço кусок bit ชิ้นส่วน parça miếng

piece

n. pieza, pedazo, parte.
References in classic literature ?
I don't care if Hugo does come at me with a pistol," returned Amy, who was not gifted with dramatic power, but was chosen because she was small enough to be borne out shrieking by the villain of the piece.
I was going to tell George Willard about it, let him make a piece out of it for the paper.
There was a chunk of meat among other things, a gristly piece, seeing which Mr.
Fuchs brought up a sack of potatoes and a piece of cured pork from the cellar, and grandmother packed some loaves of Saturday's bread, a jar of butter, and several pumpkin pies in the straw of the wagon-box.
You are burnt beyond recognition," he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered some damage.
Adjusting his rifle, he was about to make an exhibition of that skill on which he so much valued himself, when the warrior struck up the piece with his hand, saying:
It goes behind every piece of furniture, except the bed, a long, straight, even SMOOCH, as if it had been rubbed over and over.
One moment, Miss Christie," said Dick lightly, as his thumb and finger relaxed in his waistcoat pocket over the only piece of money in the world that had remained to him after his extravagant purchase of Christie's saffrona rose, "one moment: in this yer monetary transaction, if you like, you are at liberty to use MY name.
It was pretty close to the shanty, and I thought I heard the old man coming all the time; but I got her hid; and then I out and looked around a bunch of willows, and there was the old man down the path a piece just drawing a bead on a bird with his gun.
The idea as to how I might learn to write was suggested to me by being in Durgin and Bailey's ship-yard, and frequently seeing the ship carpenters, after hewing, and getting a piece of timber ready for use, write on the timber the name of that part of the ship for which it was intended.
for so I interpret the words QUINBUS FLESTRIN,) "after the strictest search, we found only one great piece of coarse-cloth, large enough to be a foot-cloth for your majesty's chief room of state.
Now in selling the contents piece by piece I shall turn two hundred, and these hundreds I shall again lay out in glass, which will produce four hundred.