pied


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pied 1

 (pīd)
adj.
Patchy in color; splotched or piebald.

[Middle English, from pie, magpie; see pie2.]

pied 2

 (pīd)
v. Printing
Past tense and past participle of pi2.

pied

(paɪd)
adj
(Zoology) having markings of two or more colours
[C14: from pie2; an allusion to the magpie's black-and-white colouring]

pied

(paɪd)

adj.
1. having two or more colors in a pattern of patches or spots; piebald.
2. wearing pied clothing.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see pie2 (with reference to the black-and-white plumage of the magpie), -ed3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pied - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightlypied - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

pied

Translations

pied

[paɪd] ADJ [horse] → pío, picazo; [bird] → pinto
the Pied Piper of Hamelinel flautista de Hamelin

pied

adjgescheckt, gefleckt; the Pied Piper of Hamelinder Rattenfänger von Hameln
References in classic literature ?
This was to be his pied a terre now; the home where his sisters and his daughter dwelt.
Sir Launcelot, in his richest armor, came striding along the great hall now on his way to the stock- board; he was president of the stock-board, and occu- pied the Siege Perilous, which he had bought of Sir Galahad; for the stock-board consisted of the Knights of the Round Table, and they used the Round Table for business purposes now.
We got over the tedious collection of stones and DE'BRIS which covers the PIED of the GLETCHER, and had walked nearly three hours from the Grimsel, when, just as we were thinking of crossing over to the right, to climb the cliffs at the foot of the hut, the clouds, which had for some time assumed a threatening appearance, suddenly dropped, and a huge mass of them, driving toward us from the Finsteraarhorn, poured down a deluge of HABOOLONG and hail.