An object that is one member of a group or class: a piece of furniture.
An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition: "They are lively and well-plotted pieces, both in prose” ( Tucker Brooke).
An instance; a specimen: a piece of sheer folly.
A declaration of one's opinions or findings: speak one's piece.
A coin: a ten-cent piece.
Games One of the counters or figures used in playing various board games.
Games Any one of the chess figures other than a pawn.
Slang A firearm, especially a rifle.
Informal A given distance: "There was farm country down the road on the right a piece” ( James Agee).
Vulgar Slang A sexually attractive person.
To mend by adding pieces or a piece to.
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.
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 cake Informal Something very easy to do: "Relearning to fly was a piece of cake” ( Burton Bernstein).
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).