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1. One who plays the bagpipe.
2. One who plays on a pipe.


1. (Music, other) a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes
2. pay the piper and call the tune to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it


(Biography) John. 1903–92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral


(ˈpaɪ pər)

1. a person who plays on a pipe.
2. a bagpiper.
pay the piper,
a. to pay the cost of something.
b. to bear the unfavorable consequences of one's actions or indulgences.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English pīpere]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piper - someone who plays the bagpipepiper - someone who plays the bagpipe  
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
pipe major - the chief piper in a band of bagpipes
2.Piper - type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Piperaceae, pepper family, Piperaceae - tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having aromatic herbage and minute flowers in spikelets
pepper vine, true pepper - any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper
black pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper - climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
long pepper, Piper longum - slender tropical climber of the eastern Himalayas
betel, betel pepper, Piper betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
cubeb vine, Java pepper, Piper cubeba, cubeb - tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
gajdoškto hrá na píšťale


[ˈpaɪpəʳ] N (on bagpipes) → gaitero/a m/f
he who pays the piper calls the tunequien paga, manda


[ˈpaɪpər] n
(= flute player) → joueur/euse m/f de pipeau
(= bagpipe player) → joueur/euse m/f de cornemuse
he who pays the piper calls the tune → qui paie les violons choisit la musiquepipe rack nrâtelier m à pipes.pipe smoker nfumeur m de pipepipe tobacco ntabac m à pipe


nFlötenspieler(in) m(f); (on fife) → Pfeifer(in) m(f); (on bagpipes) → Dudelsackpfeifer(in) m(f); to pay the piper (fig)die Kosten tragen, für die Kosten aufkommen; he who pays the piper calls the tune (Prov) → wer bezahlt, darf auch bestimmen


[ˈpaɪpəʳ] n (on bagpipes) → suonatore/trice di cornamusa


(paip) noun
1. a tube, usually made of metal, earthenware etc, through which water, gas etc can flow. a water pipe; a drainpipe.
2. a small tube with a bowl at one end, in which tobacco is smoked. He smokes a pipe; (also adjective) pipe tobacco.
3. a musical instrument consisting of a hollow wooden, metal etc tube through which the player blows or causes air to be blown in order to make a sound. He played a tune on a bamboo pipe; an organ pipe.
1. to convey gas, water etc by a pipe. Water is piped to the town from the reservoir.
2. to play (music) on a pipe or pipes. He piped a tune.
3. to speak in a high voice, make a high-pitched sound. `Hallo,' the little girl piped.
ˈpiper noun
a person who plays a pipe or pipes, especially the bagpipes.
pipes noun plural
bagpipes or some similar instrument. He plays the pipes.
ˈpiping noun
1. the act of playing a musical pipe or pipes.
2. (the act or process of conveying water, gas etc by means of) a length of pipe or number of pipes. lead piping; Piping the oil ashore will not be easy.
(of a sound) high-pitched. a piping voice.
pipe dream
an idea which can only be imagined, and which would be impossible to carry out. For most people a journey round the world is only a pipe dream.
ˈpipeline noun
a long line of pipes used for conveying oil, gas, water etc. an oil pipeline across the desert.
piping hot
very hot. piping hot soup.
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