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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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).
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
She had every kind of pie you could name, I think--except lemon pie. 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."
We're to have two kinds of jelly, red and yellow, and whipped cream and lemon pie, and cherry pie, and three kinds of cookies, and fruit cake, and Marilla's famous yellow plum preserves that she keeps especially for ministers, and pound cake and layer cake, and biscuits as aforesaid; and new bread and old both, in case the minister is dyspeptic and can't eat new.
The lemon pie has a thin graham cracker crust, with crunchy graham crumbles on top of a thick whipped cream topping.
Sweet pastries and baked items were off-limits -- except on birthdays and special occasions when Mrs Tolstoy would prepare a very sour lemon pie.
Moran Foundation, chaired by Danny Moran and which has generously supported other Sagada initiatives like the training of football players, art classes and a special education program; Cellar Door, ERL Mami House, Hinode, Lemon Pie House, Log Cabin, Misty Lodge and Cafe, Ristorante Biag, Rock Farm Inn, Rusty Nail, Sagada Brew and Yogurt House.
The menu - with samples - includes Easy Spanish Rice; Salsa de Tomatillo; Abdullah's Hummus; and Meyer Lemon Pie. Free, but donations to help offset the cost of supplies are appreciated.
Mary Sherman walked around the EcoTarium holding a small lemon pie and wearing a blue shirt with white numbers -- 3.1415926 ...
There was also an all-out banquet in a hall decorated with white twinkling lights, featuring a dinner that ended with massive pieces of lemon pie topped with mile-high meringue, and entertainment that varied from highland dancing to intergenerational singing to comedy skits.
Coco-Roons are raw coconut 'macaroons' that come in six different flavors--Apple Pie, Brownie Cacao Nib, Lemon Pie, Almond and Strawberry, and Vanilla Maple.